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Topic # 17746 10-Dec-2007 05:28
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excerpt from aa website:-

What happens after I sit my learner's driver's licence?

  • If you pass your learner's driver's licence:
    • You'll be given a temporary driver's licence, valid for 21 days
    • Your photo driver's licence will be sent to you within 21 days
    • You can buy learner plates
    • You can practice driving with:
      • An AA Driving Instructor or
      • A fully licensed supervisor who has held a full license for at least two years and must be sitting in the front seat
      • After six months you can sit your restricted license
hi guys,
if someone can help me with this. so, once i got my learner license, i can learn how to drive right. from my understanding here, u can either practice with AA driving instructor or a fully licensed supervisor. who is this fully licensed supervisor? can it be a friend who already hold a full license for more than two years?

ah one more thing, is there certain 'hours' that a learner need to practise?

thanks





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Reply # 99173 10-Dec-2007 07:03
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Not much to do with IT but most of what you need to know can be found on.
www.ltsa.govt.nz

http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/licensing/car/learner.html

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  Reply # 99185 10-Dec-2007 08:08
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nakedmolerat: if someone can help me with this. so, once i got my learner license, i can learn how to drive right. from my understanding here, u can either practice with AA driving instructor or a fully licensed supervisor. who is this fully licensed supervisor? can it be a friend who already hold a full license for more than two years?

ah one more thing, is there certain 'hours' that a learner need to practise?

thanks

I am not a lawyer.

You may only drive with a person in the front passenger seat who has held their full car licence for 2 years or more. They must be carrying their drivers licence also, and be in a fit state to control the vehicle (i.e. not over the limit, on drugs, asleep etc).

You probably cannot learn to drive between 10pm and 5am. I am a bit unsure of this.








 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 99186 10-Dec-2007 08:24
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from the LTNZ website learner licence conditions: http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/licensing/car/learner.html

Learner licence conditions

1. You must not drive on your own. A supervisor must be sitting in the front passenger seat beside you when you're driving. Your supervisor must hold (and have held for at least two years) a current full New Zealand driver licence.

2. You must display 'L' (learner) plates on the front and rear of the vehicle.

3. You must have your learner licence with you when you're driving.

* If you're under 20 years old, the legal alcohol limit is 30 mg/100 ml of blood. This is effectively a zero limit - one drink means you can be charged with drink driving.

* If you're over 20 years, the legal alcohol limit is 80 mg/100 ml of blood. Your driving, however, may be affected well before you reach the legal alcohol limit.




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Reply # 99192 10-Dec-2007 09:29
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You can drive at any time of the day or night on a learners licence, so long as there is a (sober) person with you who has had their full licence for two or more years. You must drive with "L" plates on at all times.

Once you graduate to a restricted licence, you can drive by yourself but can NOT carry passengers - I believe you're allowed ONE passenger in the front seat if they have their full licence (for more than two years). You can not drive from 10pm - 5am on a restricted licence, EXCEPT when with a person who has had their full licence for two or more years (and again, they must be sober).

The breath alcohol limit for anyone under 20 is basically 0 - 30mg is nothing Cool



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Reply # 99224 10-Dec-2007 12:02
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whaa, thanks guys. you all have been very helpful to me. Smile

dont worry about the alcohol limit since i dont drink Tongue out

the only thing left for me to figure out is insurance. i wonder if i need separate insurance since im using my own car to teach my friend driving.

thanks again Laughing





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  Reply # 99228 10-Dec-2007 12:22
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You'll probably have to tell your insurance company there is a learner driver using your car - and you can expect the insurance premium to pretty much triple.

Mine was $450~ per year on a $6000 car when I had my learners - and that was just third party!

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  Reply # 99230 10-Dec-2007 12:25
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Call your insurance company, and specifically ask if you are covered for a learner driver. Ask for clarification of your cover in writing (anything verbal is pretty much worthless when it comes to the crunch [pun intended]).







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  Reply # 99235 10-Dec-2007 12:39
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tonyhughes: They must be carrying their drivers licence also, and be in a fit state to control the vehicle (i.e. not over the limit, on drugs, asleep etc).


Are you sure?  The LTNZ website doesn't mention anything about the state of the supervisor.

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  Reply # 99237 10-Dec-2007 12:45
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Hmm, you're right. It doesn't - though I know the Police will breathalise the supervisor if the driver is on a learner licence. Don't know if anyone has ever been prosecuted for "supervising under the influence" though.



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  Reply # 99241 10-Dec-2007 13:06
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willnz: You'll probably have to tell your insurance company there is a learner driver using your car - and you can expect the insurance premium to pretty much triple.

Mine was $450~ per year on a $6000 car when I had my learners - and that was just third party!


wow, what company is that? i will be getting 3rd party insurance as well. does it make a differece if we put $6000 vs $2000 car?





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  Reply # 99242 10-Dec-2007 13:14
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nakedmolerat: wow, what company is that? i will be getting 3rd party insurance as well. does it make a differece if we put $6000 vs $2000 car?


It was State - and yeah it will make a difference - I think for a $2000 car you'd probably be looking at somewhere around $190 to $220 a year, but not too sure.

Probably best just to give your insurance company (if you have one already) a call and ask.



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  Reply # 99244 10-Dec-2007 13:27
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willnz:
nakedmolerat: wow, what company is that? i will be getting 3rd party insurance as well. does it make a differece if we put $6000 vs $2000 car?


It was State - and yeah it will make a difference - I think for a $2000 car you'd probably be looking at somewhere around $190 to $220 a year, but not too sure.

Probably best just to give your insurance company (if you have one already) a call and ask.


oh okay. thanks. nope, never use insurance before Laughing. herm, will check with them. i always think that for 3rd party insurance it does not matter since our own car is not covered. therefore, the value of the car is not important (2000 vs 6000 will not make any difference). it is good to hear that it does make a difference. next time when i rang them, i will just say that the car is a low value car. hey, thanks for the tips





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  Reply # 99363 10-Dec-2007 22:55
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Oh, not sure if this actually matters, but as long as you have the supervisor beside you, you can have other passengers in the back too. Scary thought - I can be a supervisor soon...







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