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Driving in NZ
« on: October 26, 2006, 08:11:21 pm »
The drivers licence process for new drivers is in three steps follows :

A Learners licence can be obtained from the age of 15 onwards. You have to study the road rules and sit a test. If you pass you are issued a learners licence. You are then allowed to take driving lessons with a person that holds a Full drivers licence.

When you are ready you can then sit the practical driving test. If you pass the test you will be issued with a restricted licence. Believe it or not the restricted licence is posted to you and you cannot drive until the restricted licence arrives in the post :'(.

When driving with a restricted licence :
- You may not transport passengers unless the passenger holds a Full New Zealand Drivers licence
- You may not drive after 10pm
- You have to maintain a “clean” (no traffic offences such as speeding or too many parking tickets) record for a minimum of 18 months before you can obtain a Full drivers licence
- A Full licence enables you to drive a motor vehicle at any time with passengers

The drink drive limit is no more than 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100mls of blood for over 20's and limit is 30 milligrams for every 100mls if you are under 20.

« Last Edit: October 26, 2006, 08:17:28 pm by Nolan59 »