The Serbian police will start issuing provisional driver’s licenses to young people under the age of 21 as of September, Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti said on Friday.
The provisional licenses will be issued to young people who pass their driver’s test and will be valid for up to four years. Under Serbian law young people aged 17 can take a driver’s test and get a provisional permit.
The police was supposed to start issuing the provisional permits in April but the starting date was postponed because of large amounts of old permits.
The provisional permits will be issued for both car and motorcyle drivers. Under the new regulations, drivers with provisional permits are not allowed to drive faster than 110 kmh on highways nor can they drive at night between 11:00 pm and 06:00 am. They are not allowed to use telephones while driving and cannot drive if they have been drinking alcohol.