Driver Knowledge Test | Learners Licence Northern Territory

10. ♦ OFFENCES AND PENALTIES - P1 AND P2 LEARNERS LICENCE

 
 

DRIVING WHILE YOUR AUTHORITY TO DRIVE IS WITHDRAWN BY A COURT

Your authority to drive is withdrawn if:

• the Department of Transport and Main Roads reasonably believes that you have a mental or physical incapacity that adversely affects your ability to drive safely

• the three months residency rule applies to you

• you fail your Q-Safe practical driving test.

If you are found driving a vehicle when your authority to drive has been withdrawn because of any of the above reasons, you may be given an infringement notice, or be dealt with by a court, for unlicensed driving.

If the matter is dealt with by a court and you are found guilty of the unlicensed driving offence, you may be fined in excess of $4400 and you could be jailed for up to one year.

DRIVING WHEN YOU DO NOT HOLD A DRIVER LICENCE

You are taken to not hold a valid licence if:

• your licence is suspended

• your licence is cancelled as a result of a court dis-qualification

• your licence has expired

• you have voluntarily surrendered your licence

• your licence has been suspended or cancelled because you have a mental or physical incapacity that adversely affects your ability to drive safely

• you do not hold the class of licence for the vehicle you are found driving

• you have never held a licence

• after completing a period of disqualification, you do not obtain a further licence before starting to drive again.

If you are found driving a vehicle and you do not hold a licence because of any of the above reasons, you may be given an infringement notice for the offence, or be dealt with by a court, for unlicensed driving.

If the matter is dealt with by a court and you are found guilty of the unlicensed driving offence, you may be fined in excess of $4400 and you could be jailed for up to one year.