P2 Explained (contuned)…

If you incur between 1 & 3 demerit points (without disqualification) you can progress to P2 after the year provided you successfully complete a Driver Awareness course and pass the Hazard Perception test. The Driver Awareness course consists of theoretical and practical components spread over a total duration of 8hrs.

Additional penalties have also been introduced if you:

a) commit a single offence that incurs 4 or more demerit points

b) commit 2 or more offences each resulting in 3 or more demerit points being accumulated then, your provisional license will be disqualified and when re-issued you will be prohibited from driving between midnight and 5 am for 12 months.


To progress fm a P1 to a P2 license you must pass the Hazard Perception test. You will undertake this test on acomputer at an authorised customer service centre.

The Hazard Perception test will take you through a series of driving situations to measure your ability to recognise and respond to potentially dangerous situations and react appropriately.


After holding the P1 & P2 license for 2 yrs (with a minimum of 6 mths on P2) and reaching the minimum age of 19 without committing a driving offence – you may apply for a full license.