Newfoundland and Labrador

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

Regulating agency: Department of Government Services, Motor Registration Division
Effective date of regulations enacted: January 1, 2000



AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum enrollment age to driver education program: Must be 16 years old
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other
Private driving schools
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Course fees subsidized for students
High school student status
Must hold a valid Learnerís permit: For in-car lessons
Other requirements
Parent⁄guardian consent: To obtain learners permit if under 19 rears old
Registration⁄enrollment fee
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Additional sessions available
Length of each session: Cannot exceed 6.25 hrs per session
Minimum total number of hours: 25 hrs in-class
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON RANGE-TRACK
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON ROAD
Additional lessons available
Length of each session: Maximum daily limit of 3 hrs
Minimum total number of hours: 10 hrs for auto transmission vehicles, 12 hrs for standard shift
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - PARENT-GUARDIAN SESSION(S)
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Basic driving procedures and manoeuvres
Braking
Crashes and injury prevention
Defensive driving
Driver communication skills
Driver distractions
Driver fitness to drive
Driver impairments
Driver observation skills ⁄ visual tracking
Driver psychology
Driver responsibility
Emergency situations ⁄ manoeuvres
Fuel efficient driving
Graduated driver licensing system
Hazard perception and recognition
Highway driving
Insurance
Lane changes ⁄ Safe passing
Legal awareness
Night driving
Parking
Pre-driving checks and procedures
Risk perception ⁄ management
Rules of the road
Sharing the road
Signs, signals, and road markings
Space management
Standard transmission
Traffic and roadway conditions ⁄ environmental conditions
Turns and U-Turns
Vehicle control
Vehicle systems ⁄ parts and performance
COMPETENCY MEASURES - INTERMEDIATE ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - PRE-ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - FINAL EXAM
In-classroom
In-vehicle
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-CLASS)
Age
Certifications ⁄ designations: Must be approved instructor as per Motor Registration Division guidelines
Driver ⁄ Criminal record check
Licence held: Must hold driver licence for class of licence they will be providing instruction for
Minimum driving experience: Must have held a valid licence for 5 yrs
TRAINING VEHICLE
Additional vehicle requirements: Vehicle with 2 inside rearview mirrors (one for the instructor)
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission: Manual transmission optional
Dual control brakes
Passenger restrictions: Up to 3 additional students
Required insurance: Minimum of $1,000,000.00 public liability with endorsement S.E.F. 6 (d) (driver training)
Vehicle class used
Vehicle signage
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations
Age
BAC level while instructing: Cannot be in excess of .05 BAC
Certifications⁄designations: Must be approved instructor as per Motor Registration Division guidelines
Driver ⁄ criminal record check
Licence held: Must hold driver licence for class of licence they will be providing instruction for
Location in vehicle while instructing: Must be in front seat beside student
Minimum driving experience: Must have held a valid licence for 5 yrs
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successfully complete minimum in-classroom instruction hours
Successfully complete in-classroom evaluation
Successfully complete minimum in-vehicle instruction hours
Successfully complete in-vehicle evaluation
FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION
Driver Education certification issued to student
Insurance discount
Time-reduction in GDL program (number of months): 4 months
PRACTICE DRIVING (WITH PARENT-GUARDIAN)
Minimum practice driving hours
Maximum period to complete the practice hours
Practice hours recorded on a log sheet
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held
Location while supervising
Minimum Age
Time licensed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Wayne St.Croix
Motor Registration Division
Department of Government Services
P.O. Box 8710
St. Johnís, NL A1B 4J5
Phone: (709) 729-6069 
Email: wstcroix@gov.nl.ca
Website:
: http://www.gs.gov.nl.ca/gs/mr/
WEBSITE
Highway Traffic Driver Regulations, 1999 under the Highway Traffic Act (O.C. 98-729), PART III DRIVER EDUCATION AND UPGRADING - http://assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/regulations/rc980110.htm#23_