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Learner driver unaware of need for road supervision, say police

PUBLISHED: 10:27 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:06 19 February 2019

The driver was stopped in Felixstowe and was only in possession of a provisional licence Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

The driver was stopped in Felixstowe and was only in possession of a provisional licence Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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A learner driver got a lesson in the laws of the road after Suffolk police stopped the motorist for driving alone.

Officers on Saturday, February 16, were working in Felixstowe when they stopped a driver on suspicion of driving without a licence.

Thinking it was not against the law, the driver presented a provisional licence before being reminded by police you must have a passenger who is at least 21 years old and has held a driving licence for at least three years.

Breaking this law can land drivers with a fine of up to £1,000 and six penalty points - which is enough to have a provisional licence revoked.

If you are a provisional driver with a fully licenced passenger, you also need to make sure the passenger is fully licenced to drive the type of vehicle you are using - for example, automatic-only licences are not enough to legally supervise a manual driver.

The vehicle was seized by police.

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