Newfoundland and Labrador

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

To obtain a licence to operate a passenger vehicle in NL, there are two GDL stages: Class 5 - Level I (Learner); and Class 5 - Level II (Novice).
Effective date of program implementation: January 1, 1999.


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 16 years, 8 months
Minimum exit age: 17 years, 8 months
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Parental consent
Successfully passed test  ⁄ course: Class 5 road test
Time completion: See Minimum duration section for Class 5 – Level I
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course
Time completion: 12 months in Class 5 – Level II
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration: 12 months
Maximum holding period
SUPERVISORY DRIVER
Age
BAC level while supervising: 0.0 BAC
Licence held: Fully licensed
Location while supervising: In front passenger seat
Time Licensed: At least 4 years
SUPERVISED DRIVING
Minimum amount of supervised driving
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.0 BAC
Must display "N" sign⁄plate when driving
Night driving: Must be accompanied by a licensed driver with 4 years driving experience if driving between midnight and 5 a.m.; there is an exemption for work purposes and the Novice Driver must produce proof of working hours upon request of a peace officer
Other restrictions
Passenger restrictions: The number of passengers in vehicle are restricted to the number of seat belts
Road restrictions
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
Lower demerit points
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
See DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS section for Class 5 – Level I
ADDITIONAL CLASS 5 LEVEL II FEATURES
See ADDITIONAL FEATURES section for Class 5 – Level I

CONTACT INFORMATION
Geoff Ewing
Manager, Highway Safety Programs
Department of Government Services
Administration, Motor Vehicle Registration
PO BOX 8710
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J5
Phone: 709-729-2519 
Email: mrd_info@gov.nl.ca; Lenora Taylor ltaylor@gov.nl.ca
Website:
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – GDL Program -: http://www.gs.gov.nl.ca/drivers/DriversandVehicles/driverlicensing/graduateddriver.html