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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the latest time a learner driver can drive?
Yes, you can drive after 10 PM as a learner driver. In fact, it may be essential for you to do so. You must log 20 hours of night driving as part of your 120 hours of supervised driving.
Is there a curfew for L platers in SA?
THE RULE. No driving between midnight and 5am unless a qualified supervising driver is seated next to you or you meet the exemption criteria.
Is it good to practice driving at night?
Getting Acclimated to the Car
It’s also important to get used to operating the headlights and adjusting the brightness as road conditions change. Practicing under nighttime conditions ensures you will not become distracted while driving.