Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999

16 Conditions of learner licence

(1)

The holder of a learner licence of a particular class is authorised to drive a vehicle to which that class of licence relates if the holder complies with the following conditions:

(a)

the holder must not drive the vehicle (unless driving a motorcycle, moped, or an all-terrain vehicle) unless the holder is accompanied in the vehicle by a person who—

(i)

either—

(A)

holds, and has held for at least 2 years, a full New Zealand photographic driver licence that authorises that person to drive that vehicle and that is not subject to a condition imposed under clause 67, 67A, 86, or 89; or

(B)

holds a full New Zealand photographic driver licence that authorises that person to drive that vehicle and that is not subject to a condition imposed under clause 67, 67A, 86, or 89, and has held for at least 2 years the equivalent of a full New Zealand photographic driver licence issued in a licensing jurisdiction other than New Zealand; and

(ii)

is in charge of the vehicle; and

(iii)

is seated in the front passenger seat or, if there is no front passenger seat available, is seated as close as is practicable to the driver; and

(b)

in the case of a Class 1L licence, where the holder is driving a car, the holder must display on the vehicle an “L” plate as specified in clause 66:

(c)

in the case of a Class 1L or Class 6L licence, where the holder is riding a moped, the holder—

(i)

must display on the vehicle an “L” plate as specified in clause 66; and

(ii)

must not drive between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am; and

(iii)

must not carry another person on the moped or in a sidecar attached to the moped:

(d)

in the case of a Class 6L licence, where the holder is riding a motorcycle, the holder—

(i)

must—

(A)

ride an approved motorcycle; and

(B)

display on the vehicle an “L” plate as specified in clause 66; and

(ii)

must not—

(A)

ride between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am; or

(B)

use the motorcycle to tow another vehicle; or

(C)

carry another person on the motorcycle or in a sidecar attached to the motorcycle.

(2)

The conditions imposed under this clause are in addition to any conditions imposed on the licence holder under Part 9.

Clause 16(1)(a)(i): substituted, on 1 October 2011, by clause 10(1) of the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2011 (SR 2011/306).

Clause 16(1)(b): substituted, on 1 June 2006, by clause 9 of the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2006 (SR 2006/84).

Clause 16(1)(c): substituted, on 1 June 2006, by clause 9 of the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2006 (SR 2006/84).

Clause 16(1)(c)(ii): amended, on 16 June 2008, by clause 7(1) of the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2008 (SR 2008/119).

Clause 16(1)(c)(iii): added, on 16 June 2008, by clause 7(2) of the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2008 (SR 2008/119).

Clause 16(1)(d): replaced, on 1 October 2012, by clause 5(2) of the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule (No 2) 2011 (SR 2011/346).