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Explanatory Statement Transport Legislation (Road Safety) Amendment Bill 2007 (Serial 98)



Explanatory Statement Transport Legislation (Road Safety) Amendment Bill 2007 (Serial 98)

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Tabled papers for 10th Assembly 2005 - 2008; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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3 (A) A licence to drive a motor vehicle can be granted provided the applicant has either: (i) held a full licence previously in the NT or elsewhere; or (ii) held a learner licence and the Registrar is satisfied the applicant can drive the class of vehicle safely, in accordance with the law and traffic control devices. (B) Learner licences must be held for a continuous period of 6 months before the driver can upgrade. (C) Commercial passenger vehicle licences can be granted to persons over 18 years 6 months old who satisfy the Registrar that: (i) They can safely drive a commercial passenger vehicle. (ii) They can read and write in English. Clause 7. Repeal and substitution of section 10A Section 10A is repealed and replaced with the following provisions in relation to provisional licence holders: (A) Licences granted to persons under 25 years old who have not previously held a licence are provisional for 2 years. (B) Licences granted to persons 25 year and older who have not previously held a licence will be provisional for 12 months. (C) If a licence is suspended while provisional, the provisional period will be extended by the period of the suspension. (D) If a licence is cancelled while provisional, the driver will need to apply for a new grant of licence once the cancellation period is complete. When reissued, the applicable provisional licence period will need to be completed in full. The period of cancellation will not be taken into account.