From 1 January 2020, the Graduated Licence Scheme was introduced in the ACT.
Required driving hours for learners:
- If you are under 25 when you are issued with your learner licence you must undertake a minimum of 100 supervised driving hours, including a minimum of 10 hours at night-time.
- If you are 25 or older when issued with your learner licence you must undertake a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours, including a minimum of 5 hours at night-time.
Introduction of a Mandatory Hazard Perception Test:
- The Hazard Perception Test is an online assessment requiring learner drivers to identify and indicate a suitable risk mitigation strategy for potential road hazards within video clips.
- Once you have held your learner licence for 3 months you can attempt the Hazard Perception Test.
- All learner drivers are required to successfully complete the HPT prior to undertaking a driving assessment to gain their ACT Provisional Driver Licence.
- The Hazard Perception Test can be found at www.safeplatestesting.gov.au
Introduction of a two staged provisional licence:
- P1 - A red P plate for the first 12 months with a late night peer passenger restriction - 1 peer aged passenger between the hours of 11pm and 5am. A peer aged passenger is someone that is not a family member who is aged between 16 and 22 years of age.
- P2 - A green P plate for the remaining 2 years. If you are 25 or older when you are issued with your provisional licenc, you will be a P2 for the entire three year provisional licence period.