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The Road Traffic (New Drivers) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Probationary period for newly qualified drivers

3.—(1) For the purposes of this Order, a person’s probationary period is, subject to Article 9, the period of 2 years beginning with the day on which he becomes a qualified driver.

(2) For the purposes of this Order, a person becomes a qualified driver on the first occasion on which he passes—

(a)any test of competence to drive mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (c) of Article 5(1) of the Order of 1981;

(b)any test of competence to drive conducted under the law of—

(i)another EEA State;

(ii)the Isle of Man;

(iii)any of the Channel Islands; or

(iv)Gibraltar.

(3) In paragraph (2) “EEA State” means a State which is a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992, as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993.

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