Newfoundland and Labrador

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

To obtain a motorcycle licence in NL, there are two GDL stages: Class 6I – Level I (Learner); and Class 6II – Level II (Novice).
Effective date of program implementation: January 1, 1999


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 16 years
Minimum exit age
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Driver education: Voluntary
Balance test
Knowledge test: A balance test is required in addition to the written and vision tests
Parental consent: By one parent/guardian, if driver is under 19 years of age
Vision test
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course: Class 6 road test
Time completion: See Minimum duration section below
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration: 12 months as a Level 1 driver before taking a road test; this may be reduced to 8 months with successful completion of a motorcycle driver education program, approved by the Minister of Government Services in Class 6 driving
Maximum holding period: 2 years
SUPERVISORY DRIVER
Age
BAC level while supervising: 0.0 BAC
Driver log
Licence held: Full Class 6 licence
Location while supervising
Other Restrictions
Time Licensed: At least 4 years
SUPERVISED DRIVING
Minimum amount of supervised driving
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.0 BAC
Display "L" sign⁄plate when driving
Night driving: No driving after darkness. Darkness is defined as ˝ hour before sunset to ˝ hour after sunrise
Passenger restrictions: No passengers
Road restrictions: Not permitted on highways where posted speed limit exceeds 80 km/h
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
Lower driver penalty point threshold: Licence suspensions are issued at 6 demerit points accumulated over two years; the suspension periods are: 2 months for 1st offence; 4 months for 2nd offence; and 6 months for 3rd offence
Violation of the zero BAC limit: Roadside suspensions issued by the police for exceeding 0 mg% BAC, begin immediately upon issuance of the notice by the officer; 2 suspensions will require the Novice Driver to complete an Alcohol Education Program; 3 or more suspensions will require the Novice Driver to undergo an alcohol dependency evaluation/treatment program
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
If demerit points are accumulated, the Novice Driver must complete a demerit points "Responsible Drivers Workshop" reinstatement course; if the Novice Driver has not reached suspension level, a points reduction course will permit the removal of up to four (4) points every five (5) years
A suspension requires the Novice Driver to re-start at the level attained, however, credit is permitted for tests or education courses previously taken
ADDITIONAL CLASS 6 LEVEL I FEATURES
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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