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Learner's Licence


Booking Your Learner's Licence Test

Before writing the learner's licence test, you must study road signs, motor controls and road rules to have a basic knowledge of a motor vehicle and road signs.  We recommend using "The Official K53 Learner's and Driver's Made Easy"  & "The New Official K53 Manual" books.
 
The different books available are not as comprehensive as they could be for the learners test and for some people, additional guidance can make the difference between passing the learners or having to repeat it. 


Find a Driver Licencing Testing Centre (DLTC) of your choice (Click Here).

How to go about it

1.Go to a Driver Licencing Testing Centre of your choice to book a test date and confirm the booking.

2.Take the following with you:

  • an identity document (ID) book

  • two identical black-and-white ID photographs (before you have photographs taken you should confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require)

  • the relevant booking fee.

3.Complete the Application for learner’s licence form (LL1), which is available at the DLTC. If you are 65 years or older, you must also complete a Medical certificate form (MC), which is also available at the DLTC.

4.A mandatory eye test at the testing centre will be performed or you may have completed by a qualified optometrist and submit the form at the testing centre.

5.Before you write the learner’s licence test, you must study road signs, motor vehicle controls and road rules to have a basic knowledge of a motor vehicle and road signs.

6.On the day of the test you must submit the following:

  • the booking receipt

  • your ID.

7.When you pass the test you must pay the issue fee.


Receiving Your Learner's Licence

The learner's licence is issued the same day (once you have passed and paid the relevant fee).


About a Learner’s Licence

If you hold a learner’s licence you are allowed to drive only when you are supervised by a licensed driver. If the category of vehicle you are driving requires a professional driving permit, the licensed driver must also hold such a permit.


A learner’s licence is a permit that proves that you have basic knowledge of a motor vehicle and the rules of the road. The learner’s licence is valid for 24 months and cannot be extended.


Different learner’s licences are issued for the various categories of motor vehicle:

Code 1: For a motor cycle with or without a sidecar, motor tricycle or quadrucycle. You must be 16 years or older on the date of the test in order to apply if the motorcycle’s engine does not exceed 125 cc and 17 years or older if it exceeds 125 cc.

Code 2: This is for a motor vehicle, including a minibus, bus or goods vehicle, with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 3 500kg. You must be 17 years or older on the date of the test in order to apply.

Code 3: This is for a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3 500kg. You must be 18 years or older on the date of the test in order to apply.


How long does it take

The learner's licence is issued on the same day if you passed and paid the relevant fee. 


How much does it cost

Contact your local licencing office for latest costs


Forms to complete

Application for a learner's licence form (LL1)

An applicant over 65 years of age or older requires a Medical certificate form (MC)

These forms are available at any driving licence testing centre

 

Contact the relevant provincial department of transport for details of your nearest service centre:

0860 428 836 (Gauteng Shared Service Centre) -

 


 

Information from http://www.services.gov.za



From Wikipedia:  A driver's permit, learner's permit, learner's licence or provisional licence is a restricted license that is given to a person who is learning to drive, but has not yet satisfied the requirements necessary to obtain a driver's license. Having a driver's permit for a certain length of time is usually one of the requirements (along with driver's education and a road test) for applying for a full driver's license. To get a learner's permit, one must typically pass a written test about rules of the road, although the process varies between jurisdictions.


Whilst every precaution has been taken to ensure that the above details are correct,  Patricia's Driving School does not guarantee their accuracy and will not accept any responsibility or claims of any kind for any type of losses or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or omission in the above details.  Interested parties are strongly advised to double-check all details with the Gauteng Provincial Government contact centre (0860 Gauteng) or the testing station in question and not rely on the  details in this area when going to either confirm the test in person or do the actual driver's or learner's test.