Monday, June 21, 2010

Learner driver, Be aware, a New Drivers Act has been introduced

The New Drivers Act has been introduced by DSA which says that if you make six or more penalty points within two years of passing your first driving test, you have to appear for driving test.

Before passing your first driving test if you gain any penalty, that will be taken into consideration. Though, having penalty more then six times, doesn't mean that licence will be revoked immediately once you pass your driving test.

The New Drivers Act is being implemented in many countries such as Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, Great Britain, the European community, European Economic Area and Isle of man.

The New Drivers Act applies to the drivers who want to exchange their driving licence from a designated country for a british licence and pass a further driving test in this country.

The designated countries are: South Africa, Australia, Barbados, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Monaco, Singapore, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.

According to New Drivers Act if a person wants to get their full driving licence back he needs to first reapply for a provisional driving licence.

Once you get your provisional licence then you need to pass theory and practical driving test again. Once you pass your driving test, you need to exchange your provisional driving licence for your final and actual one.

Passing a retest doesn't mean that your penalty points from your driving licence have been removed. A penalty point remains applicable with the drivers.

If a person wants to apply for driving licence for another vehicle needs the approval of a traffic commissioner and they may ask you to give a driving test for those vehicles.


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