The Provisional Licence in South Australia is issued when you pass the Practical Driving Test (PDT) or the CBT&A, given that you fulfil all other requirements. The Provisional Licence is valid for 3 years, but can during this time be upgraded to a Full Licence.
Both the P1 and P2 Provisional Licence is subject to certain restrictions, such as not being allowed to use a mobile phone in the vehicle. You are subject to the P1 Licence restrictions for the first year and the P2 Licence restrictions for the remaining 2 years.
These are the P1 and P2 Licence restrictions:
There are also a number of additional P1 restrictions (not for P2!). They are:
To make the matter even more difficult, there are not just restrictions, but also conditions placed on provisional licences. Breaching a condition will result in you being disqualified from driving and in turn lose the provisional licence.
The Provisional Licence conditions (both P1 and P2) state that you must not:
You will get your Full Licence when you have held the P2 Licence for the required period of 2 years. To be eligible for a Full Licence, you must also have turned 20 years old. If you are younger, you’ll have to wait until you turn 20 to progress to a Full Licence.
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