How old is the driving age in your country?

@14missy (3185)
Australia
January 7, 2007 1:57am CST
In Australia we have to be 16 yrs 10 months to get a learners permit and then over seventeen to have a drivers license. What is the age limit in your country?
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@CEN7777 (858)
• India
26 Jul 07
hi iam an indian, in india we can get learning license for geared vehicle at the age of 18 for 3 months and later we can have driving license when we are above 18 yrs. for non geared vehicles we can get driving license at the age of 15 years
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
Thats iinteresting. Thanks for your reply.
29 Jan 07
It's seventeen here in the UK too. I think that's about right. I'm learning to drive and am almost ready for my test. First i have to pass my theory, that's on the third of March! I've had ten lessons so far and i think i'm a pretty good driver. Though i hear of lots of accidents. Kids my age like to drink and driving with drink in you really doesn't work. Perhaps the age should be higher but i think many people stay immature anyway.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
Thanks for your comment. Good luck with your test. Let us know how you go.
@sunilkonda (1215)
• India
27 Jan 07
In India u can get easily a licence if you are 18 years or above.But you can easily get licence without any hardwork even if you are less than 18 in India.I guess this is not possible in Australia as ur law may be too strict and i guess there is no corruption and bribery that much as it is in India
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
I wouldn't say no corruption but it is pretty strict to get a license.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Well i am from Canada and i got my learners when i was 18 but the age limit then was 14. I got my drivers shortly after and the limit for your drivers was 16!!!
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
wow 14 seems so young to have that responsibility.
• India
12 Jan 07
Well here, in India, we have to be 16 yrs to get a learners permit and after 2 months, we can drive vehicles(only without geared). but in order to drive light motor vehicles(cars, etc), we have to be atleast 18 yrs.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
What sort of vehicles do you mean without gears. Is that pushbikes??
• United States
11 Jan 07
In most of the USA, it is 14 to get your permit, and 16 to get your drivers license. I think that is way too young, but when I was 14, I thought it was cool.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
14 does seem pretty young doesn't it. If you live on a farm or something it would make sense though.
• India
8 Jan 07
In India we have to be 18years to get drivers licence.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
Thanks for your response.
• United States
8 Jan 07
16 to get a junior license, you have to be off the roads at midnight and 18 to get a senior.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
A curfew is a good idea unless you have a good reason to be out such as work.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
In Victoria the age is 16 for a learners permit, and then 18 to go for your licence. And then it is a Probationary licence "P's" for 3 years.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
The long probationary time is a good idea. In Qld it is 1 year I think, but they don't put p plates on their cars. I think its a great idea to have p plates as well as l plates as it sort of makes other drivers more considerate of the fact they are still new (or teaches you to get out of their way haha)
• Ireland
7 Jan 07
OMG. I think that is far too young. I have a fourteen year old granddaughter, and I would be horrified at the thoughts of her getting behind the wheel of car in two years time. Here in Ireland, a provisional driving licence cannot be held until age 18 years. Then a driving test must taken in order to get a full licence. I honestly don't know how half the drivers on our Irish roads ever passed a driving test. They are deadly.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
There should be a standard. And the tests should be harder with compulsory drivers education taken I think.
@abhiroop85 (2828)
• Scottsdale, Arizona
7 Jan 07
car - getting a licence to drive
hi i am from india.here in india,you need to be atleast 18 years old to apply for driving license.and thereafter there are many tests and all that to get one.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Seems to be sensible thing. There is a lot of traffic in indian cities isn't there?
@puma_nz (1001)
• New Zealand
7 Jan 07
15 here in Kiwiland.. for ya learners.. Im not sure about your Restricted.. I think you need to do a Defensive Driving Course befor you can do that.. then ya hold that for about 8 months??? (OMG! why Cant I remember??!! lol) then you can apply for you "FULL" I dunno.. another kiwi would prolly tell me ta shuddup! but hey thats what I did to get mine.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
That's a bit younger than Aussies I think, but its a good thing to have the llearners permit for a long while to build their confidence. A defensive driving course is a great idea too. Thanks for your response
@CEN7777 (858)
• India
26 Jul 07
hi, iam an indian, in indiaat the age of eighteen we can get leraning licences for 3 moths and above eighteen we can have driving licence. for non gear vehicles like moped, scooty we can have riving license at the age of 15 yrs only and that acn be converted to geared vehicle when age is above 18 yrs.
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