Prince Edward Island

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

To obtain a licence to operate a passenger vehicle in PEI, there are three GDL stages: Stage 1 begins with a Class 7 Instruction permit, followed by a restricted Class 5 Novice licence in Stages 2 and 3.
Effective date of program implementation: Modified Apr.1, 2007


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 16 years and 9 months with driver education course
Minimum exit age: 17 years
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Parental consent
Successfully passed test  ⁄ course: Class 5 road test
Time completion: See Minimum duration section for Class 7
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course
Time completion: 1 year in Stage 2
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration: 1 year
Maximum holding period
SUPERVISORY DRIVER
See night restrictions below
SUPERVISED DRIVING
Night Driving
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.0 BAC

The following rules apply to those who received their Instruction Permit for Stage 1 after April 20, 2007, and after the appropriate waiting time, they entered Stage 2:
Display ďGĒ sign⁄plate when driving: Stage 2 drivers are required to have a Graduated Decal displayed on any motor vehicle they operate; drivers will receive this decal at the time their photo is taken for their Class 5 driverís licence
Night restrictions: 

> Stage 2 drivers are prohibited from operating motor vehicles between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.
> Stage 2 drivers may apply for an exemption from the driving curfew for work purposes; and may also operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. if they are accompanied by a licensed driver who has held a Driverís Licence for at least 4 years, and does not have a BAC level of .05 or more
> This does not apply to individuals who are 21 years of age or older
Other restrictions: No Stage 2 driver shall use a hand-held cellular telephone, headphones, mp3 player or any other hand-held electronic device while operating or having care and control of a motor vehicle
Passenger restrictions: Only one non-family member as a passenger; the other passengers must be members of the Stage 2 driverís immediate* family
Road restrictions
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
Lower driver penalty point threshold: An accumulation of 6 or more demerit points will result in the suspension of the Stage 2 Driverís Licence, followed by a 1-year probation period; if the driver receives any fines that carry demerit points during the probation period, their Stage 2 driverís licence will be suspended
Violation of the passenger restrictions: Stage 2 drivers will be suspended for any seatbelt fines they receive: 30 days for 1st offence, and 90 days for 2nd offence; any suspension times will be added to the waiting period to exit Stage 2
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
N⁄A
ADDITIONAL STAGE 2 FEATURES
No driver may apply for a Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 driverís Licence until they have successfully completed the GDL Program

FOOTNOTE
*PEI`s Highway Traffic Act defines immediate family as the following:

92.1 (1) In this section, "immediate family member" means, in respect of a newly licensed driver,
(a) the spouse or common-law partner of the newly licensed driver;
(b) the father and mother of the newly licensed driver and the spouse or common-law partner of the father or mother of the newly licensed driver;
(c) the children of the newly licensed driver and the children of the newly licensed driverís spouse or common-law partner;
(d) the grandchildren of the newly licensed driver;
(e) the brothers and sisters of the newly licensed driver;
(f) the grandfather and grandmother of the newly licensed driver;
(g) the father and mother of the spouse or common-law partner of the newly licensed driver and the spouse or common-law partner of the father or mother; and
(h) any relative of the newly licensed driver who resides permanently with the newly licensed driver or with whom the newly licensed driver permanently resides.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Audrey Mayhew
Senior Safety Officer⁄Departement of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
Highway Safety Division
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-5214 
Email: ammayhew@gov.pe.ca