If you’re on your learner licence, all these other commitments can sometimes make clocking up the hours in your log book a difficult task to fit in. Don’t worry, if your Ls or even Ps happen to expire, you’ll be happy to know they can easily be renewed.
If your learner licence has expired, to renew it you’ll have to pass the Driver Knowledge Test again as well as doing the eyesight test and paying the normal learner licence fee. Any hours that have been recorded prior to the expiry date will still be recognised, so you won’t need to start again.
. But if you passed the Hazard Perception Test more than 15 months ago, you will need to refresh your skills by passing the test again before getting ready for the driving test.
For motorcyclists, the story is similar. You’ll have to go through the same process as you did when you first got your learner licence including rider training (if you live in an area covered by the Motorcycle Rider Training Scheme).
There isn’t a maximum time period for a driver to move through the licensing scheme. In other words, Provisional drivers can progress through the system at their own pace.
If your P1 or P2 licence is due to expire before you’ve moved to the next step in the system, then you can simply renew your licence. Roads and Maritime Services will send you a renewal notice with all the info you need.
Basically, you’ll need to fill in the renewal form and head down to a registry or service centre with your licence and some money to pay for a new licence.