P-platers

P1 Licence – ‘Red-Ps’
Minimum age 17
Pass a driving test
Hold for minimum 12 months
Valid for 18 months

You can apply to ‘upgrade’ to P2 (Green Ps) any time after you have held this P1 Licence for at least 12 months.  To do this you must pass a computer test called the Hazard Perception Test (HPT).

You never have to ‘upgrade’ to P2 but you will have to renew your P1 licence every 18 months.

Click here for the latest RMS information regarding P1 (red Ps) licence.

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P2 Licence
Minimum age 18
Pass a Hazard perception test (HPT)
Hold for minimum 2 years
Valid for 36 months

You can apply to ‘upgrade’ to a full licence any time after you have held this P2 Licence for at least two years.  To do this you must pass another computer test this time called the Driver Qualification Test (DQT).

You never have to ‘upgrade’ to a full licence but you will have renew your licence every two and half years

Click here for the latest RMS information regarding P2 (green Ps) licence.

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