Consultation on Graduated Driver Licensing and changes to the practical Driving Test

Consultation opened on 08 November 2017. Closing date 17 January 2018.


This consultation invites users to provide their views and comments on proposals required to implement Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) and to update the practical driving test.


Consultation description

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) is being introduced with the aim of reducing the over representation of new – mainly young drivers – involved in fatal and serious road collisions.  GDL will apply to both car drivers and motorcyclists.  The main elements of GDL have already been consulted on and form part of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act (NI) 2016.  The Act provides the powers to introduce a package of measures to reform the learner and restricted driver schemes and to introduce GDL in Northern Ireland. 

This consultation seeks views on the proposals required to implement GDL and update the practical driving test.

The consultation closed on 17 January 2018 and a summary of responses is available below:

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