Graduated Driver Licensing Program
In Newfoundland and Labrador we have a Graduated Driver Licensing Program as of January 1, 1999. Graduated Licensing is a gradual, step by step Licensing process that’s designed to help novice (new) drivers / riders acquire the knowledge and skill needed to safely operate a motor vehicle or motorcycle.
In addition to the obvious aspects of taking a motorcycle safety training course, the additional benefits include reduced time in the graduated program.
Class 6 Level I
- Motorcycle Novice Driver Class 6 – Level 1 (Learner) but holding a Class 5 License.
3 Months is reduced to 30 days if an approved motorcycle education program is completed. A road test is necessary to exit this level.
- Motorcycle Novice Driver Class 6 – Level I (Learner).
12 months is reduced to 8 months if an approved motorcycle education program is completed. A road test is necessary to exit this level.
- Accompanied by a licensed driver with 4 years driving experience as a motorcycle driver, on another cycle or in a motor vehicle.
- Novice driver must have Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0% and accompanying driver cannot exceed .05%.
- No passengers.
- No upgrade to commercial class of licence.
- Not permitted to drive after darkness ( one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise).
- Not permitted on highways where posted speed limit exceeds 80 km/h.
- Pass road test to exit this level.
Class 6 License
- Full Motorcycle Licence.