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Old 05-19-2004, 20:45   #1 (permalink)
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Question about Licencing?!

Hey all,

just wondering if anyone knew if the following is possible.

I have a friend who has lost her licence for speeding. she cant drive for 6 months and is waiting for the final letter of enforcement. Now she thought, "what if I get a motorcycle licence?!"

She wants to get her L's for motorcycles now and I was just curious to know if it was possible to get this licence once she has lost her car licence?!

I remember if you lost your L's/P's on your motorbike and still had a car licence you could drive but not ride. does this work in reverse?!

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Old 05-19-2004, 21:08   #2 (permalink)
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My friend got caught speeding with his bike and you loose both licences.
So no.
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Old 05-19-2004, 21:14   #3 (permalink)
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Loss of licence is loss of licence. It does not matter what type of vehicle. Think of it as loss of being able to control any form of vehicle on a public road.
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Old 05-19-2004, 22:54   #4 (permalink)
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Here in Queensland, if you lose all your points, you have the option of either losing your license for 6 months OR having 1 point left on your license for 12 months.

So maybe she should go see if NSW has similar rules.
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heheh, not a bad scheme, but there's no way it'll work. once you're gone you're gone from everything.
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Old 05-20-2004, 00:00   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Question about Licencing?!

Thanks for the resposes guys... thought as much... will check with the RTA about the 1 point thingy/probation.

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My friend got caught speeding with his bike and you loose both licences.
So no.
yeah... what I meant was if you are on your bike L's/P's you have 4 points. If you have a car licence you have 12 points... so if you loose 4 points on your bike you loose your bike licence but still have 8 points for a car.

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Re: Question about Licencing?!

you lose all licences, when i lost mine, i got a letter saying that all licence are suspended, truck, motorbike all... ( i dont have any) my dad has been on P plates for a year, coz of truck driving... instead of losing his licence, i dont think it applys to already p platers
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The probation period is the same in NSW, you can choose to have 1 point for 12 months, and if you loose that point, you get the 12 months loss starting when you lost that 1 point. It is a risk. I took the 3 month loss instead (now it is 6 months).
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If she wants to keep a licence, simply tell her to change her licence to that of another state (assuming she has an address she can use) My mate did this a few years back and had no dramas, even though he got more speeding fines on his new licence.
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if i was to lose my car licence, there also goes my boat licence as well... thats in qld, dont know if its the same for other states
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