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					                                 NORTHWEST TERRITORIES GDL: MOTORCYCLES

PROGRAM INFORMATION
To obtain a motorcycle licence in the NWT, there are three GDL stages to complete:
Stage 1 – Class 7 (Learner);
Stage 2 – Class 6P (Novice); and
Stage 3 – Class 6 (Full licence).
Effective date of program implementation: June 1, 2005

   LEARNER LICENCE: Stage 1 – Class 7                NOVICE LICENCE: Stage 2 – Class 6P              NOVICE LICENCE: Stage 3 – Full Class 6
              Motorcycle                                        Motorcycle                                       Motorcycle


AGE RESTRICTIONS                                 AGE RESTRICTIONS                                   AGE RESTRICTIONS

         Minimum entry age: 15 years                       Minimum entry age: 16 years                      Minimum entry age: 17 years
         Minimum exit age: 16 years                        Minimum exit age: 17 years                      Minimum exit age

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

         Vision test                                       Time completion: Held a Class 7 or               Time completion: Held a Class 6P
                                                           valid operator’s licence for 12 months           licence for 12 months suspension
         Written knowledge test
                                                           suspension free                                  free
        Parental consent                                  Successfully pass a written                      Successfully passed test/course
         Driver education: Voluntary                       knowledge test                                  Parental consent
                                                           Successfully pass a practical road
EXIT REQUIREMENTS                                          test                                     EXIT REQUIREMENTS

         Time completion: Hold a Class 7         EXIT REQUIREMENTS                                    N/A
         licence for 12 months suspension
         free                                              Time completion: Hold a Class 6P         STAGE DURATION
         Successfully pass practical road                  licence for 12 months suspension
         examination                                       free                                       N/A

STAGE DURATION                                   STAGE DURATION                                     SUPERVISED DRIVING

         Minimum duration: 12 months                       Minimum duration: 12 months                N/A
        Maximum holding period                           Maximum holding period
                                                                                                    DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND
SUPERVISORY DRIVER                               SUPERVISED DRIVING                                 CONDITIONS

         Age: 18+ years old                          N/A                                              N/A
         Licence held: Full Class 5
         Time licensed: At least 2 years         DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS                SUSPENSION/PROHIBITION
         BAC level while supervising: The
         instructor must have no alcohol or          N/A                                                    Accumulation of 15 or more demerit
         drugs in system                                                                                    points, the Registrar shall suspend
         Location of the supervisor: In front    SUSPENSION/PROHIBITION                                     the driver’s licence for one month
         passenger seat
                                                           Lower demerit points: Accumulation       DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
SUPERVISED DRIVING                                         of 6 or more demerit points, the
                                                           Registrar shall suspend the driver’s       N/A
        Minimum amount of supervised                      licence.
         driving                                                                                    ADDITIONAL CLASS 5 FEATURES
                                                 DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS                                                                   N/A
                                                     N/A
         BAC level while driving: Zero
         Night driving: Not permitted to drive   ADDITIONAL CLASS 6P STAGE 2
         between 11p.m. and 6a.m.                FEATURES
         Passenger restrictions: A Learner
         cannot have any passengers other                  No upgrading to a commercial
         than the supervisor                               licence (Classes 1, 2, 3 or 4)
                                                           Cannot serve as an accompanying
SUSPENSION/PROHIBITION                                     driver to a learner
                                                           BAC level while driving: Zero
         Lower demerit points: Accumulation
         of 6 or more demerit points, the
         Registrar shall suspend the driver’s
         licence.

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS

   N/A
ADDITIONAL CLASS 7 FEATURES

   N/A


CONTACT INFORMATION

Kelley Merilees-Keppel
Manager, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Programs
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Ph: (867) 920-8915 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0750
Email: KELLEY_MERILEES-KEPPEL@gov.nt.ca

Websites
NWT's Graduated Driver Licensing Program: http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/GDLinfo.aspx
Basic Licence Driver’s Handbook:
http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/_live/documents/documentManagerUpload/Basic_Drivers_October%2030_2006_Ver_1.2wNAV.pdf




                                                              YOUNG AND NEW DRIVER RESOURCE CENTRE
                                                                                       www.yndrc.tirf.ca
                                                                                     Last updated: 2010