Conditions for a car learner licence
You must always drive with someone who has held a current open driver licence for the type of vehicle you’re driving at least one year.
Obey any conditions shown on the licence.
If you get a C class (car) learner licence, you can drive a motor vehicle weighing up to 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass on a road.
The learner licence is valid for three years.
You must always carry your learner licence when you drive and show it immediately to a police officer upon request.
Do not drink alcohol and then drive.
Driving with a mobile phone
Using a hand-held mobile phone is illegal when driving, even when you are stopped at traffic lights. You must pull over to a safe place to make or receive a call. However, you can drive and make or receive calls from a ’hands-free’ mobile phone kit or a CB radio.
If you are a P plate driver different rules apply, you cannot use a hands free unit, you must stop and park legally before being able to use a mobile phone.
Information taken from “Your keys to driving in Queensland” a Qld Transport publication.
Current penalties from 1.1.09 for speeding are:
UP TO 12 KM/H OVER THE LIMIT: $133 + 1 demerit point
Between 13 KM/H BUT LESS THAN 20 KM/H OVER THE LIMIT: $200 + 3 demerit points
Between 20 KM/H BUT LESS THAN 30 KM/H OVER THE LIMIT: $333 + 4 demerit points
Between 30 KM/H BUT LESS THAN 40 KM/H OVER THE LIMIT: $466 + 6 demerit points
Between 40 KM/H AND OVER: $933 + 8 demerit points and a loss of licence for 6 months.