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Topic # 104642 19-Jun-2012 12:02 Send private message

Is it legal for learner (L) driver to carry baby in the back seat? Cant find anything specific on nzta website.





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  Reply # 643071 19-Jun-2012 12:03 Send private message

Not unless the baby has had a full license for at least a year I would've thought.




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  Reply # 643074 19-Jun-2012 12:05 Send private message

L driver should have more brains than this!



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  Reply # 643076 19-Jun-2012 12:06 Send private message

This is a serious question...





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  Reply # 643077 19-Jun-2012 12:06 Send private message

If they are on a learner licence, they must have a front seat passenger ("supervisor") who must have a full licence, at all times. No restrictions on other passengers in the back.

On a restricted licence, you must not carry passengers other than a spouse, parent, guardian or dependents, without a supervisor beside you supervising your driving.




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  Reply # 643082 19-Jun-2012 12:09 Send private message

So a learner driver can carry baby as long as the supervisor is sitting next to him/her





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  Reply # 643083 19-Jun-2012 12:10 Send private message

There is (or was?) some sort of exception to this - when a related family member had a child a few years ago, there was something they could get that allowed them to take their child with them.

Although I cannot remember if it was leaners or restricted.  And I cannot remember who it was through, although I would get NZTA?

After all, what are you supposed to do otherwise?  I can image there are a far few people in this situation, solo mothers etc.

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  Reply # 643084 19-Jun-2012 12:10 Send private message

Correct.




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  Reply # 643087 19-Jun-2012 12:12 Send private message

nakedmolerat: So a learner driver can carry baby as long as the supervisor is sitting next to him/her


Correct. Also if they are only on a Learner licence, they shouldn't be driving without a supervisor at any time.

Edit: With or without the baby!




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  Reply # 643093 19-Jun-2012 12:17 Send private message

Great. I tried to ring NZTA few times this morning but for some weird reason the robot could not recognize my choice





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  Reply # 643100 19-Jun-2012 12:22 Send private message

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/licence/photo/about.html

It's on other pages too, but this should do.




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  Reply # 643106 19-Jun-2012 12:25 Send private message

BigHammer: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/licence/photo/about.html

It's on other pages too, but this should do.


That's the one (quote from above page):

"must not carry passengers other than a spouse, parent, guardian or dependents, without a supervisor beside you supervising your driving."

So you can take your kids.

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  Reply # 643107 19-Jun-2012 12:27 Send private message

The OP did say 'Learner', in which case you need a supervisor at all times, no matter who else you want to cart around with you.




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  Reply # 643111 19-Jun-2012 12:30 Send private message

L drivers should not be out driving without a supervisor period. With or without kids.

R drives can drive with kids and without supervisor. (within the time allowances (5am-10pm ?) )






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  Reply # 643128 19-Jun-2012 12:43 Send private message

Yeah. Like I'd already mentioned.

Edit. And it's only if the kids are yours. Not those belonging to someone else!




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  Reply # 644107 21-Jun-2012 05:21 Send private message

Learner drivers should not be driving with a child / baby unsupervised period.

It's hard enough needing to learn / concentrate on the road let alone sort out a baby.

Last time I checked you can get an exemption on your restricted for carrying disabled family members but I'm unsure about children.




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