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The categories of learner's licences and the classes of motor vehicles pertaining to each code of learner's licence are:

  • Code 1: Motor cycle with or without side-car, motor tricycle or quadrucycle;

    (a) The holder of a code 1 learner’s licence is authorised to ride motorcycle on a public road however a motor quadrucycles are not allowed to be ridden on a public road.

    (b) To obtain a code 1 learner’s licence you must be at least 16 years of age.

    (c) If you are under the age of 18, you may only ride a motorcycle with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres.

    (d) A code 1 learners licence does not authorise the carrying of passengers.

    (e) A learner’s licence in respect of a motorcycle, shall not authorise the holder to drive a motorcycle on a public road while carrying another person.


  • Code 2: Motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, tricycle or quadrucycle, the tare of which does not exceed 3 500 kilograms, a mini-bus, bus or goods vehicle the gross vehicle mass of which does not exceed 3 500 kilograms, an articulated motor vehicle or combination of a motor vehicle and trailer of which the gross combination mass of the truck-tractor or drawing vehicle does not exceed 3 500 kilograms, or a tractor; and

    (a) The holder of a code 2 learner’s licence is authorised to drive any motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles other than a motorcycle or a motor tricycle, of which neither the “Tare”, “Gross Vehicle Mass”, nor the “Gross Combination Mass” of such vehicle, or vehicles exceeds 3500 kilograms.

    (b) The holder of a code 2 learner’s licence shall drive only those vehicles he or she is authorised to drive while under the direct supervision of a person who holds a driving licence for the applicable class of vehicle. c) To obtain a code 2 learner’s licence you must be at least 17 years of age. d) Your learner’s licence will be valid for 24 months from the date on which the approved test was passed.

  • Code 3: Any motor vehicle other than a motor cycle, tricycle or quadrucycle.

    (a) The holder of a code 3 learner’s licence is authorised to drive any motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles other than a motorcycle, a motor tricycle or a motor quadru cycle, of which neither the “Tare”, “Gross Vehicle Mass”, nor the “Gross Combination Mass” of such vehicle, or vehicles exceeds 3500 kilograms.

    (b) The holder of a code 3 learner’s licence shall drive any motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles other than a motorcycle, or tricycle while under the direct supervision of a person who holds a driving licence for the applicable class of vehicle.

    (c) To obtain a code 3 learner’s licence you must be at least 18 years of age. d) Your learner’s licence will be valid for 24 months from the date on which the approved test was passed.
     

  • (2) (a) The holder of a learner's licence shall, except where such licence relates to a motor vehicle having no seating accommodation for a passenger or to a motor cycle, when driving the vehicle concerned, be accompanied in or on that vehicle by, and be under the direct personal supervision of a person seated next to him or her, or immediately behind him or her, where such person cannot be seated next to him or her, and who is in possession of a licence, other than a learner's or similar licence, authorising him or her to drive that class of motor vehicle.

  • A learner's licence in respect of a motor cycle shall not authorise the holder of it to drive a motor cycle on a public road while carrying another person.
  • A learner's licence shall not authorise the driving of a motor vehicle while carrying persons for reward, other than a person accompanying the holder of a learner's licence.
     

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