The Learner stage is specifically designed for new drivers who have never held a driver’s license before. To obtain a Learner’s license, you must pass the online learner assessment PrePL written road rules test. Learner drivers need L plates and a licensed driver with a minimum of 1 year’s experience.
Phase 2 – P1 Phase
The P1 stage is for drivers who have held a Learner’s license for at least 12 months and have passed a practical driving test. P1 drivers must display red P plates on their vehicles and must not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They are also subject to other restrictions, such as a maximum speed limit of 90 km/h and a zero blood alcohol limit.
Phase 3 – P2 Phase
The P2 stage is the final stage designed if you’ve held a P1 license for at least 12 months and have passed a practical driving test. P2 drivers must display green P plates on their vehicles and must not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They are subject to fewer restrictions than P1 drivers but must still follow certain rules. The maximum speed limit of 100 km/h, a blood alcohol limit of 0.05, and a ban on using mobile phones while driving.
The Graduated Licensing System helps to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries on Queensland’s roads. This is done while also instilling good driving habits in new drivers. To ensure a smooth progression to an unrestricted license, it’s crucial to follow the rules in each phase. New drivers can gain valuable experience and skills on the road, ultimately making them better and safer drivers in the long run.
For more information on Phase 1, The Learner Phase check out information on PrePL here
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