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Provisional License (For age 16 1/2 - 21)
Minimum Age of 16 years, 6 months.
You must have held a valid learner permit for at least 6 months pointable violation-free.
You must provide a signed 40 hours Certification of Eligibility for Provisional License [PDF] form certifying that you have at least 40 hours of driving experience accompanied by a licensed driver(s) who is 21 years or older and who has a valid full driver license. A photocopy of the supervised driver(s) license must be submitted
You must take and pass the Road Skills Test.
Restrictions / Advantages
You can drive alone.
You can drive with one (1) passenger that is the holder of a valid full driver license who is 21 years of age or older, occupying the front passenger seat next to you and is wearing a seat belt, and any other passenger who is your sibling or parent.
You and your passengers must wear seatbelts at all times.
Driving hours are restricted for provisional license drivers.
If you are under 18, your parent/legal guardian is notified of your GRAD violations.
Any pointable traffic violation that you admit to, have been found liable for, or convicted of will extend the amount of time you must wait to apply for a full license. You must be violation free for twelve (12) consecutive months before graduating to the Full License with conditions stage.
During your Provisional License stage, if you violate any GRAD program restrictions, you will be subject to a thirty (30), sixty (60) or ninety (90) days suspension of your Provisional License depending upon whether it is your first, second or third or more violation of GRAD program restrictions. These penalties are in addition to any other penalty that may be applicable. Additionally, like any other driver, you will be automatically suspended if your point total reaches 10. After suspension, you will be required to pay a reinstatement fee to reinstate your provisional license
If your Provisional license expires before you are able to move to the Full License with conditions stage, you may renew your Provisional license.
If your Provisional license is expired for more than 365 days and you have been pointable traffic violation-free and GRAD program violation-free for 12 consecutive months, you will be required to take and pass the knowledge test, submit your 10 hour night driving Certification of Eligibility form and will be issued your full license with conditions.
If your Provisional license is expired for more than 545 days , you will be required to take and pass the knowledge and road skills test, submit your 10 hour night driving Certification of Eligibility form, and will be issued your full license with conditions (no 6 months permit holding period is required as long as you have been traffic pointable violation-free and GRAD program violation-free for 12 consecutive months).
You must practice night driving for at least 10 hours with a driver who is 21 years of age or older and who has a valid full driver license. Log your hours on the 10 hours Certification of Eligibility for Full Drivers License with Conditions [PDF] form.
After you have held your provisional license for at least 6 months, were pointable violation free for 12 consecutive months and have logged your 10 hrs night driving experience, you are eligible to obtain your full drivers license with conditions.