Good day,I am an Occupational Therapist working with Dyslexic young adults. I would like to know how can we be assisted in terms of helping them get their drivers/ learners licences as they are unable to understand written instructions. Thanking you in advance for your kind assistance.
Regulation 104 applies but only if the person is regarded as illiterate. However to be able to pass the learner licence test a person must have some understanding of numbers and letters otherwise it will not be possible to understand speed signs etc.
Manner in and contents on which applicant for learner’s licence to be tested and examined
Reg 104. (1) An applicant for a learner’s licence shall be examined and tested by an examiner for driving licences.
(2) The examiner for driving licences shall satisfy himself or herself that the applicant—
(a) knows and understands—
(i) the rules of the road;
(ii) the road traffic signs; and
(iii) the controls of a motor vehicle of the class to which the application relates; and
(b) is not disqualified in terms of section 15 of the Act read with regulation 102, before issuing a learner’s licence.
(3) the procedure to be followed by the examiner for driving licences in complying with subregulation (2) shall include the completion by the applicant of the approved “Theory Test for Learner’s Licence” on form TLL as shown in Schedule 2 or the successful completion of an approved Learner’s Licence Electronic Test.
(4) A person may only do an oral test to obtain a learner’s licence if he or she is illiterate and after such a person has obtained the permission of the MEC.
Alta Swanepoel and Associates CC