Procedure for obtaining a Learner License In addition to any test that the Authority requires an applicant for a learner license to undergo, the Authority may require the applicant to:
a) be 17 years of age or more;
b) provide the Authority with personal particulars (including evidence that the Authority may reasonably require as to those particulars) as per application form provided by the Authority;
c) produce Citizenship Identity Card or other accepted identification documents for Bhutanese Nationals, and passport or other identification cards in case of foreigners;
d) bring along a latest passport-size photograph in national dress for Bhutanese;
e) produce a medical screening certificate duly signed by a Medical Personnel within the country;
f) fill in the application form;
g) obtain the Learner's License in person or through a Driving School upon fulfilling the set criteria; and
h) pay fees as prescribed in schedule
Refusal to grant a learner license: The Authority may refuse to grant a leaner license if:
a) the applicant has not passed appropriate tests that may be conducted;
b) the applicant has not complied with a procedure or requirements under the Act or these Regulations; or
c) the Authority, for a reason provided in writing to the applicant believes that the license should not be granted.
Validity of a learner license: A learner license is a valid for one year after the date of issue or when a driver license which authorizes the person to drive such a motor vehicle is issued to the person whichever occurs first. 56. Requirements for the learners while learning to drive
1) A learner driver while learning to drive must:
a) not drive a motor vehicle unless a 'L' plate is clearly displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle, and in case of two wheelers at the rear side.
b) not drive a motor vehicle unless accompanied by an experienced driver holding a valid license.
Place for learning to drive: A learner driver:
a) shall not be allowed to learn driving along highways and in town areas for the first three months of learning to drive; and
b) shall be allowed to learn driving in areas designated and publicly notified by respective local authorities.
In sub-regulation 1 and in this sub-regulation: 'Experienced driver' means a person who:
a) holds a valid license to drive the category of motor vehicle being driven by the learner driver; and
b) has been licensed to drive that category of motor vehicle for at least two years.