The offence of a learner who drives alone or drives a private car is akin to that of one who drives without a licence. Driving without a licence attracts a penalty of Rs 450. A subsequent violation invites a fine of Rs 500.
What happens if a learner driver is caught driving alone?
On 22 December 2018 legislation takes effect that means that a learner driver who should be accompanied, but is driving unaccompanied, is liable to have their vehicle impounded. This is in addition to the penalties points and fixed charge fine which apply prior to this change.
Is a learner driver allowed to drive alone?
Answer: Firstly, a person who holds a learner’s licence should never be driving a vehicle unless they are under the instruction of a person who holds a valid driving licence for that particular class of vehicle, or preferably, a qualified driving instructor.
Who needs to be in the car with a learner driver?
If you want to supervise a learner driver you must: Be at least 21 years old. Have a full driving licence (for the type of vehicle they are supervising in – manual or automatic), which must have been held for a minimum of three years. Ensure the car is in a safe and legal condition.
Can a learner driver drive at night?
Driving at night is perfectly legal for you as a learner driver, so long as you’ve got an experienced, qualified driver with you and you have insurance that covers you to do so. There are no hard and fast rules about when to start night driving, so when you do it is really up to you.
Can a learner driver drive after 10pm?
You can drive a car or van at any time of the day or night as long as you have a supervisor and are displaying L plates front and rear. If you are a motorcyclist you must not ride between 10pm and 5am on either a learner or restricted licence.
Can a learner driver drive at 70mph?
Although you can use dual carriageways with 70mph speed limits, learner drivers are not permitted to use motorways, so you will have to avoid these until you pass your test.
Can a learner drive on the a3m?
It’s illegal for learner drivers to drive on the motorway unless they’re accompanied by an approved driving instructor in a vehicle with dual controls. You can only drive unaccompanied on a motorway if you’ve passed your driving test. An amendment in the law took place in 2018.
What is the cheapest way to insure a learner driver?
Cheapest temporary or short-term cover for learner drivers
Depending on your situation, buying short-term cover for learner drivers could be the cheapest way to insure a learner driver. Available to learners who want to practice in a borrowed car or their own, this could be the much more viable option.
Can a learner driver have a dog in the car?
Well yes – it can be! Having your dog in your car without it being properly restrained could mean you’re breaking the law. This is because you need to be concentrating on driving, and having your dog loose in your car could easily be a distraction, which may then lead you to crash.
Can a family member teach me to drive?
Legally they can, yes. You can learn to drive with any driver provided: they are 21 or over. they have held a full licence for at least three years.