What are the 4 restrictions during the probationary driving period?
Probationary driving licence holders are :
1. Required to display "P" plate at the front and rear of the vehicle they are driving (in the case of a private car or light goods vehicle, display of the “P” plate on the windscreens is also acceptable, but the “P” plate must be displayed on the left-hand side of the windscreens);
Justification: For identification and enforcement purposes. Also help reminding other drivers to be cautious about and patient with the novice drivers.
2. Not allowed to carry any passenger on the motor cycle or motor tricycle they are driving;
Justification: Since novice drivers of motor cycles and motor tricycles are prone to accidents, it is reasonable not to allow them to carry any passenger (the vehicle control is different when carrying passengers).
3. Not allowed to drive their vehicles at a speed in excess of 70 km/h, even if they are driving on roads with speed limit above 70 km/h; and
Justification: It is not desirable for novice drivers to drive at a high speed which would incur greater accident risk.
4. Not allowed to drive their vehicles on the offside lane of expressways where there are 3 or more traffic lanes.
Justification: To accord with the maximum speed of 70
For more details, please visit the Transport Department website