Driving home log book message for learners

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

Learner drivers are being urged to check they have correctly completed all necessary criteria before sitting their practical driving test to avoid being turned away.

Since changes were implemented last year for L-platers looking to get their P-plates, driving instructors have been receiving reports of driving students not completing their log books correctly.

Manjimup driving instructor Doug Moyle said students with older style L-plate log books needed to make sure they correctly document their required five hours of night driving.

“The old book does not have a night driving column, which is what’s catching drivers out when they don’t record it correctly,” he said.

“While new log books have a night driving column, for old log books you have to print off an official document to correctly document those hours.”

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All learner drivers under 25 need to complete a minimum of 50 hours of supervised driving, as well as a Hazard Perception Test.

Visit www.transport.wa.gov.au for more information about the driver’s licence process.

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