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    My dad and sister have been teaching me, and on one occasion my sister was teaching me, she had her 7 year old son in the back in a booster seat. My mum said that that's illegal. Is she right? o_O Surely not?
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    no, you can carry passengers as long as you're supervised.
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    No, it's not illegal.
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    oh gosh its illegal but it will teach you to be a good driver since her baby is in the car
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    Wow mixed replies lol. Still not sure :/
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    (Original post by kidrock22)
    oh gosh its illegal but it will teach you to be a good driver since her baby is in the car
    Not illegal. OP, it's fine, as long as the person in the front passenger seat is over 21 and has held a full license for more than 3 years
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    (Original post by chriscpritchard)
    Not illegal. OP, it's fine, as long as the person in the front passenger seat is over 21 and has held a full license for more than 3 years
    Well you sound confident in your answer and yes my sister is 30 and has had her license for nigh on 5 years so I won't be going to prison then :woo:
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    I'm pretty sure as long as the supervisor/teacher, who has had 3 years driving post passing and is at least 21, is sitting in the front passenger seat then it doesn't matter if you have passengers in the back.
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    I think it's an insurance thing rather than a legality thing. You'd have to check your policy to see if you are covered to carry passengers as a learner.
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    It's not illegal but as others have said there may be an insurance issue. Your sister must trust you; I wouldn't want my kid in the car with a learner driver
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    Why do people post with such certainty about things?

    No, it's not illegal at all. That you've mentioned that the child is restrained properly is good, because you as the driver would be responsible were he not.

    There might be an insurance issue but I'd be surprised. I have read through the blurb of quite a few insurance policies (too much time on my hands) and have never come across a "no other passengers" clause. Perhaps if you're with some specialist cheapo young people insurance firm then it might. But do check.
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    Yes you can have passengers, as long as you're insured on the car, you have a provisional licence which hasn't expired, you are accompanied by someone who is over 21 and has held a full driving licence for at least 3 years, and you have L plates clearly displayed on the front and back of the car.

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...ide/DG_4022661

    http://www.ukadi.co.uk/2008/06/provi...r-and-law.html
 
 
 
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