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    Question Provisional drivers licence for kids under the legal driving age

    does anyone know if a child in the ACT, who isn't yet the legal age to drive, able to get their provisional drivers licence so they can drive to work? I was under the impression that you could only get this if you were the legal driving age (17yrs) and had your licence suspended? Im not sure if I'm being taken for a ride here by my sons girlfriend?? 😙

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    This doesnt sound right to me and a quick look on the website and it doesnt look like a restricted licence applies to people under 17.

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    Sounds dodgy to me.

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    Mmm...yes it doesn't sound right to me either. She told me that she can drive to & from work only with no passengers. I'm concerned

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    There is something being piloted in NSW (and possible ACT - don't know there) called a P1 restricted licence for those in remote areas, to allow driving to and from work.

    So its possible she's telling the truth. I wouldn't accuse her of lying without asking the Dept of Transport in your state about it.

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    I'm calling BS! I would ask her to show you her drivers licence. I used to work at transport in qld, the only way a person was exempt from holding their learners permit for the 12 months and log book for required hours was if they were already 17+ and had filled in an exemption that goes higher up to be approved.

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    I don't know about the ACT, but it was a thing in NSW 9 years ago, because one of my classmates was leaving after year 10 to do an apprenticeship and he was going to apply for licence to get to and from work, until he was of age to get his P's. However, he lived a fair distance from town and has no access to public transport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    I don't know about the ACT, but it was a thing in NSW 9 years ago, because one of my classmates was leaving after year 10 to do an apprenticeship and he was going to apply for licence to get to and from work, until he was of age to get his P's. However, he lived a fair distance from town and has no access to public transport.
    I know someone in NSW who did this about 10 years ago too, again lived regionally and not near public transport.

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say the remote access stuff wouldnt apply to the ACT due to its size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I know someone in NSW who did this about 10 years ago too, again lived regionally and not near public transport.
    I just looked on the RMS (NSW) and it explains a restricted P1, but it seems to have changed from 9 years ago.

    http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/driver/p1.html
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