Nova Scotia

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES 1 MOTORCYCLES 2

To obtain a motorcycle licence in NS, there are two GDL stages: Class 7 or 8 (Learner); and Class 6 (Novice). Initially, riders have to qualify for a Class 7 Learnerís licence because it covers the basic tests everyone must pass, i.e. vision, road signs, traffic and safety rules. NS riders can then get a separate motorcycle licence or get a motorcycle endorsement added on to their passenger vehicle licence.
Effective date of program implementation: Oct.1, 1994


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 18 years, 3 months
Minimum exit age
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Parental consent
Successfully passed test  ⁄ course: An approved motorcycle improvement program; must provide the Department of Motor Vehicles with proof of successful completion
Time completion: Held Class 6N licence for 2 years
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course
Time completion
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration
Maximum holding period
SUPERVISORY DRIVER
Age
BAC level while supervising
Licence held
Location while supervising
Time Licensed
SUPERVISED DRIVING
Minimum amount of supervised driving
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.08 BAC
Must display "N" sign⁄plate when driving
Night driving
Other restrictions
Passenger restrictions
Road restrictions
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
N⁄A
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
N⁄A
ADDITIONAL CLASS 6 FEATURES
N⁄A

CONTACT INFORMATION
Christine Eisan
Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
Phone: 1-888-432-3233 
Email: christine.eisan@novascotia.ca