Learner activities and resources
About the learner's permit card
The learner's permit card displays a photo of the learner driver, date of birth, class of licence and security features such as a watermark and unique serial number. Learner driver applicants will be issued with an interim paper-based permit before receiving a learner's permit card in the mail within 14 days.
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Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks
The information in the Ride Safe handbook aligns with Towards Zero, the State Government road safety strategy 2008-2020. The strategy means that we, in the WA community, do not accept that any person should die or be seriously injured on our roads.
The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks are owned and maintained by the Western Australian Department of Transport. The handbooks are not the law, but a simplified version of the road rules contained in the relevant Acts and Regulations.
The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks will be reviewed and updated following changes in policy, legislation and/or road rules and traffic regulations.
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Any requests to reproduce information or images contained in the Drive Safe or Ride Safe handbooks must be made in writing.
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Driver and Vehicle Services,
Department of Transport,
GPO Box R1290,
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Keys2drive is an Australian Government-funded program. The program provides access to a website incorporating information, education and interactive games as well as a free session for both the learner driver and their supervisor.
In many cases a parent who may not have had a refresher on road rules and driver training in many years.
Another key feature of the program is an accreditation scheme for participating driving instructors.
Keys for life (School Drug Education and Road Aware)
School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) has developed a pre-driver program called Keys for Life, to assist school staff to deliver pre-driver training to Year 10-12 students. Participating students receive free resources and a Keys for Life Certificate (K4L) on completion of the training.
The K4L Certificate provides the bearer with the following when applying for a Learner's Permit:
- An exemption from undertaking and paying for the Computerised Theory Test (CTT).*
- Certificate is valid for a two year period.
- May be used as a Category C document as evidence of identity in community as part of the identity requirements for obtaining a Learner's Permit.
The bearer of the K4L Certificate must:
- Be 16 years of age or older.
- Present 5 forms of identity (inclusive of the K4L certificate as a Category C document.).
- Pass an eyesight test (taken at a Transport DVS Centre, regional office or agent, in WA).
- Declare any medical conditions that are likely to affect their ability to drive safely.
- Pay the prescribed driver's licence application fee, and learner guide and log book fee.
* The exemption will not apply when a student undertakes the CTT at a DVS Centre, regional office or agent.
A one day workshop is compulsory for teachers wishing to conduct the Keys for Life program. For more information go to SDERA's Keys for life website.
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Resources provided by the Road Safety Commission
The Road Safety Commission has several online games and quizzes designed both to help you in your journey in obtaining a driver's licence, and to encourage you to be a safe driver.
Indigenous road safety
Aboriginal people are over-represented in road trauma in Australia. In Western Australia, Aboriginal people make up 3% of the population, but 9% of those killed on the roads and 8% of those who are seriously injured.
The Indigenous Drink Driving and Licensing Kit may be found on the Road Safety Commission's website. The kit offers 10 different road safety and licensing resources specifically developed for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
The more experience you get as a learner driver, the better driver you will be. RoadTrip 120 encourages novice drivers to complete 120 hours of supervised driving experience in a range of conditions.
Visit RoadTrip 120 to see what the benefits are of completing 120 hours of supervised driving.
The Road Safety Commission provides information packs for learner drivers and their tutors. The information pack for learners includes topics such as:
- Hazards, risks and driving.
- Getting the most from your lessons.
- Learning for life.
- Learning vehicle skills.
- Learning traffic skills.
- Learning safety skills.
- Learning advanced safety skills.
- Drive with care and attention.
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|Road Safety Commission: Indigenous Road Safety|
|Road Safety Commission: Novice drivers|