How to Get a Driver’s Licence in Nunavut

Driver's Licence in NunavutYou do not need a licence to operate a dogsled or travel about on snowshoes. These modes of transportation can get you from one point to another but most people prefer to travel in a truck or automobile. When you are traveling for a long distance, or the weather gets snowy, wet and cold, it transforms that motor vehicle into a necessity instead of a luxury. If you plan to get behind the wheel of an automobile, or drive a motorcycle, then you are going to need to have a valid driver’s licence.

The milestone for getting a driver’s licence in Nunavut is your 15th birthday. This is the minimum age when an individual is allowed to apply for the Class 7 licence. For teens this is one of life’s most important events, but a learner’s licence is also eagerly anticipated by older applicants who may have delayed taking the driving tests.

When you are preparing to apply for your first driving licence you should practice by answering the sample test questions that are available online. These practice tests are fun to take and will help you discover how well you know the rules that relate to driving and highway safety. In order to maximize the chances of passing the Nunavut Driving Test Class 7 applicants are encouraged to review the information in the handbooks on a regular basis during the weeks leading up to their scheduled driving tests.

You can download a driving handbook online or purchase one of the handbooks for a nominal fee. Your next task is to study the information that is listed in the pages. These books are valuable resources that tell you what the different road signs mean and show you how to operate a vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. Even if you have been watching others drive a car for a number of years this is your time to shine. Make sure that you read and understand those rules that relate to highway safety.

If you are applying for your first driver’s licence you will need a satisfactory score on your written test. You will also be given a basic vision screening which you must pass. Once these two processes have been completed you will be eligible for a Class 7 licence. You must pay to take the written test. There is a separate fee when you are being issued a driver’s licence. In Nunavut the learner’s licence will remain valid for 5 years and you only pay a fee when the licence is first issued.

The Class 7 licence is considered to be a learner’s permit and this means that there are some driving restrictions that will have to be observed. For instance a driver who is just learning how to operate a motor vehicle will need an adult driver to accompany them on the road. This adult must be an experienced driver with a Class 5 designation.

There are a few other restrictions that new drivers will need to review so that they fully understand the driving privileges that they have been given. Claiming ignorance is no excuse if you are caught flaunting the rules and guidelines that apply an individual who is only holding a Nunavut learner’s licence.

Individuals who are at least 16 years old and have practiced driving for a minimum of 4 weeks (with a valid Class 7 licence) can then apply for an upgrade in their licence designation. Once you have taken and passed the road test (and meet the age requirement) you will be eligible for a Class 5 licence. Applicants must pay a small fee to take the road test. It presently costs an additional $15.48 to have your Class 7 licence upgraded to a Class 5.

Driving a car is both a responsibility and a privilege, and you need to make sure that you are thoroughly ready to sit behind that wheel.


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