To progress from a learner driver to your P’s you will need:
- To have held a learner’s permit for at least 12 months
- And completed at least 75 hours of supervised driving (including 15 at night). If you’re over the age of 25, you’ll need to hold your permit for only 6 months.
The Driving Companion is a book that you will receive with your learner’s permit and includes:
Driving. Controlling your car and responding to what’s happening around you. Plus checking your vehicle, observing, planning and defensive driving strategies.
Log book. To record your compulsory driving hours each time you drive.
Using the log book – Driving Lessons
Every time you drive, record the details on the green forms in The Driving Companion for day driving and 2 forms in black for night driving.
Drive in a range of different driving conditions:
- Light conditions – day, night, dawn, dusk
- Weather conditions – rain, fog
- Types of roads – highways, gravel roads
- Traffic conditions – light or heavy
Learner Drivers need Qualified Supervising Drivers
Choosing your Qualified Supervising Driver is important as they’ll supervise, instruct and teach you the skills and process needed – checking the vehicle, car control, observing, planning and defensive driving.
They also have to verify your driving hours in your log book in The Driving Companion, and may also be asked to confirm their supervision of your driving.
Qualified Supervising Drivers can be anyone like a parent, friend or relative, but they must meet these legal requirements:
- Current full licence holder for the vehicle class being driven for the past two years.(learner’s permit, provisional or probationary licence does not count).
- No driving disqualifications in the past two years.
- No licence holders subject to good behaviour conditions.