We've heard that you should always drive with your Driver's Permit but is it actually illegal to drive without it?
Yes, it is illegal to drive without your driver’s permit on you or in the motor vehicle you are driving.
According to section 56 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, a person who drives or is in charge of a motor vehicle on any road or a learner who is in a motor vehicle on any road receiving instruction must have his driver’s permit or provision permit on him or in the motor vehicle.
A Transport Officer in uniform or a police officer in uniform can ask you to produce your driving permit or provisional permit for examination to ascertain your name and address, the date of issue of the permit and the Transport Officer who issued the permit. If you fail to comply you will be liable to a fine of $500TT.
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