Boasting the highest tides in the world, New Brunswick is a water sports haven for visitors and residents alike. If you truly want to experience everything this amazing maritime province has to offer you have to travel its many roadways and tourist routes. A NB drivers license makes that possible, while also opening up a world of additional opportunities.
Learning how to drive in New Brunswick is a fairly simple process with this step-by-step guide on everything you need to learn at each NB drivers license level.
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Regardless of which New Brunswick drivers licence you need to apply for, we have you covered. We've put together information about most kinds of NB drivers license types because not all drivers in New Brunswick are looking to pass through the NB motorcycle GDL or the NB car GDL. Some drivers need a more specific type of licenses such as a NB truck license, or a NB bus license, a NB air brake license or a NB boat license. Click for more.
The Province of New Brunswick, Department of Public Safety is responsible for developing road rules and signs that help keep drivers safe on NB roads. As a new or experienced driver, it is your responsibility to completely familiarize yourself with the rules as they pertain to NB, and ensure you are following them at all times. In addition to the basic road rules, the New Brunswick Drivers Handbook contains the full list of all road signs and road rules NB drivers must follow. If you want to make sure you know all of the rules of the road and the road signs, we invite you to test yourself with our free New Brunswick drivers practice test series.
All drivers in New Brunswick must have a valid, unexpired drivers licence with them when operating a car on any New Brunswick road. Your New Brunswick drivers licence is also your identification card in the event your in an accident or gets pulled over by the police so always keep it with you.
The New Brunswick Department of Public Safety has become extremely strict about stopping distracted driving and in addition to more police patrols to catch distracted driver, the province is also investing in educating all New Brunswick drivers on what is distracted driving and how it impacts your driving ability.
If you get honked at when driving in New Brunswick don't be surprised. A single or double tap on the horn is often used by New Brunswick locals when they want to let another driver know that they are going to pass.
Speeds limits help keep everyone safe and if your caught speeding on any New Brunswick roadway depending on the speed your going you could be looking at some hefty fines and/or potential licence suspensions. Speeding tickets stay on your record for a long time so it's never a good idea to speed.
Depending on where you live the process of getting your licence can differ. Choosing your province or territory allows us to direct you to the right people and resources who can provide the best possible driver licensing journey information.