Pass The First Time With This All You Need To Know Guide

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Before you start learning to drive you have to pass a K53 learner's licence theory exam which will allow you to drive on public roads.
To apply for your learner licence for a car or motor cycle you need to be 16 years of age or older on the day you write the paper.

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A thorough understanding of the rules of the road, road signs and markings and vehicle controls is essential.

Passing a K53 test proves to the authorities that you are not only capable of driving a vehicle but also that you have a clear understanding of the rules of the road.

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To Pass The Exam You Need To Know:

  • Rules of the road (this includes the wearing of seat belts, driving on the left and passing other vehicles)
  • Road signs, road markings, and traffic signals (such as knowing the difference between hazard and warning signs)
  • Vehicle controls and their uses (for example: indicators, mirrors, pedals, and steering wheel)
  • K53 defensive driving system (ensures you are a competent, safe and courteous driver)

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Learners Licence Categories

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Learners Licence Basics

Exploring The Roads[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]When you are learning to drive you may drive on public roads (including freeways).

It is a requirement when driving a car that you are always accompanied by a licenced driver who holds a valid drivers licence for the class of vehicle you are driving and must be seated next to you or, if that is not possible, then directly behind you.

A motorcycle learner driver may not carry a passenger and must therefore ride unaccompanied.

  • You may carry passengers in a motor vehicle on condition that they do not pay a fare.
  • It is advisable to display a red 'L' sign in the rear window or your vehicle.

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What You Must Know For Your Licence Test

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There are three elements to obtaining a driving licence, namely the learners, yard and road test.

The title “K53” refers to a file reference used when “defensive driving” was introduced into the driving requirements in South Africa.

This defensive driving system is now an essential requirement..

It means that you are fully attentive and always maintain a clear space around your vehicle when driving and also requires that you give advance warning of your intentions to other road users.

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You will be examined on your knowledge of the rules of the road which are in place to ensure that traffic flow is regulated, safe and to protect the rights of all road users.

The rules of the road also include speed limit restrictions, parking, use of lights and lane discipline.

You will need to know all the rules of the road so that you can drive safely without having an accident, causing harm to other road users.

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In preparation for the exam, you need know the meaning of the various road signs and markings, and traffic signals and their purpose.

Understanding these will determine how you respond to the signs when you are driving and ensure you get to where you want to go.

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Depending on the licence category you are applying for, you need to become familiar with all the vehicle controls.

Whether you're applying for a permit to ride a motorcycle, car, or heavy duty vehicle, you should know how to control the vehicle using the handlebar or steering wheel, gear lever, brakes, accelerator, clutch, lights, indicators, hooter, and mirrors.


Passing Your Permit Is Easy

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However, chances are that you are not too sure what kind of questions will be asked, or you might not have learned everything you need to know. We are here to help you prepare for your exam.

We have a proven system through which many people have successfully received their licence. Our system is unique and all our practice questions are online.

The practice exams on our system have been created by an ex-examiner. You can sign up and get prepared to take your learner’s.

Our system covers all areas from which you could be questioned during your actual exam. You can practice the tests online and prepare yourself well so that when you go for your actual tests, you know what to expect.

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We guarantee customer satisfaction.
Sign up today and start preparing for your learners licence permit.

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Test Papers

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If you are applying for a licence then you most likely would need to practice with some past test papers. It is easy to pass provided you prepare for it the right way.

Just by buying the book and reading through it will not guarantee that you pass - according to statistics about 50% of those who apply for a licence fail the first time. T

This does not have to be the case with you. If you want to get your permit the very first time it is important you prepare yourself well before you write the exam.


You do not have to worry about failing, we have a unique system that is designed to help you pass your test easily without any problem.

Of course this is not a ‘magic formula’ that you can use and expect to get your licence. You will have to go through the exam papers and prepare yourself well in order to take the actual test and pass.

We have put together a couple of test papers that will allow you to practice online and cover all the areas that you could be questioned on.

Our practice questions have been compiled by a past examiner and can be done from right where you are sitting right now.


Areas Covered In Our Test Papers

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The questions on in our system will cover all the important areas about road signs and vehicle controls you need to know.

When you sign up you will have total access to:

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  • Questions on road signs
  • Questions on road markings
  • Complete coverage of all different sections
  • Real questions that you will face

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  • Various quizzes on topics you need to know
  • Questions on road signals
  • Questions on rules of the road
  • Questions on vehicle controls


After you sign up, you will have 30 days to practice with the questions on our system. You will be able to have a complete understanding of all the road signs and signals.

Our system has a wide collection of pictures and illustrations to help you fully understand all road markings, signals, rules and signs.

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Sign up today and start preparing for your K53 licence!
Practice with our question papers and become an expert and pass without any difficulty.

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Get Your South African Licence

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Getting your South African licence is very important, it gives you the freedom to be able to move out on your own and not having to depend on another person to drive you around.

Most people think that getting your licence is very easy, all that you need to do is get the book and then you will be able to get your permit; however, that is not the case.

According to statistics over 50% of people who go for their fail the first time. But there is good news; we have created a system that allows you to pass the very first time.

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Our system will prepare you so that when you go for your licence test, you will know the answers to all the questions that you might come across.



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Getting Your Licence

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You can find all the information you need to sign up on the website. Once you sign up, you will have access to the questions with which you will be able to practice. The best part is that you will be able to practice the K53 tests online from right where you are. This will give you the opportunity to practice the tests before you actually for your licence test.

Our number 1 priority is customer satisfaction. You can make the most of our resources and we are available to help you if you are struggling with something.


What Are The Requirements

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A licence is a driving permit that allows you to drive a vehicle on a public road under the supervision of a licenced driver. There are different categories of learner licences you can apply for; these are for motor cycles, motor cars and heavy goods vehicles.

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  • You must be 16 years or older to apply to ride a motorcycle with a 125cc (or less) engine and a light motor vehicle (less than 3500kg)
  • You need to be 17 years or older to apply to ride a motorcycle with an engine over 125cc
  • You need to be 18 years or older to apply for all other motor vehicles (more than 3500kg)

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  • Identity card or passport
  • 2 Recent passport size photographs (colour or black and white)
  • Pass the eye exam conducted at the testing centre.

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You will need to fill in the Licence Form (LL1) and pay the booking fee when applying for the licence. Once you pass, you will have to pay the issue fee to get your licence.

The fees are not the same and differ from province to province in South Africa.

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  • If you are suffering from a medical condition such as epilepsy, defective vision or diabetes
  • You have been disqualified by a court of law from driving any motor vehicle and the court order is still in force
  • If your licence has been cancelled or suspended and the order is still in force
  • If you already are in possession of the same category of driving licence already issued in South Africa

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Drivers Licence South Africa Test

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To receive your driving licence in South Africa, you should first have a permit.

Without a driving licence, it will be difficult to move around freely as you will always need to depend on someone else driving you around.

When you get your driving licence, you will be able to legally drive a vehicle on South African roads. There are a couple of procedures you need to follow.

Get Your

You're here because you can't wait to be in a car, experiencing the freedom of being on the road, for yourself!

Unfortunately in South Africa, before you're allowed to drive on the roads unaccompanied, you are required to pass a theoretical exam, known as a K53 licence, and a driver's test.

We're here to help you get started - we want to make sure that you pass your k53 learners test the first time! We've put together a number of practice papers with actual test questions that will make sure that you are fully prepared for your learners.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get access to actual questions!

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Unless you want to depend on someone else driving you around, you'll need pass the your drivers.
With a drivers licence, you will be able to legally drive a vehicle on South African roads.

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First Steps!

To begin the process, you should go to the nearest Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC) and book a test date.

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  • Duly filled in application for driving licence (Form DL1)
  • Identity document
  • 4 black and white photos (you will need to check with the DLTC for the exact number of photos required prior to taking the photos)
  • You will also have to pay a booking fee

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You will need to keep the receipt and present it as proof of payment. You will need to be at the DLTC at the specified time. You will also need to carry your licence which will be verified.

When you pas, you will have to undergo an eye test and your fingerprints will be taken. You will have to pay the issuing fee for the temporary driving licence to use while the driving licence card is being prepared.

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The cost for a driving licence will vary according to the different provinces. You will need to contact your local Driving Licence Testing Centres for an exact quote.


Why not view our article on Simplicity Is The Key To Passing The K53 Yard Test, We Know What You Need To Pass The K53 Motorcycle Test, Methodology Behind The K53 Scoring Method, Find The Answers To Your K53 Motorcycle Questions Through Us or We Are Your Easiest And Quickest Option To Getting K53 Test Questions and Answers. Or this article on 5 'web design' tips for driving schools.

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