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    can anybody fill me in about the rule of p platers and engineered cars in melbourne?
    if they are not allowed, then does that mean a p plater can not drive a car that is engineered for having custom gauges or a custom seat for eg.
    thx in advance

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    Driving on a probationary licence
    After you pass your tests you will be issued with either a P1 or P2 probationary licence which allows you to drive under the following restrictions.

    P1 Probationary licence restrictions

    You must display red P plates at all times (plates measuring approximately 150mm square with a white letter P on a red background)
    You must not have any alcohol in your blood when driving
    You must not use a mobile phone, hand held, hands free or messaging of any kind
    You are not permitted to drive a high powered vehicle
    You cannot tow a caravan or trailer (unless for work at the request of the employer, under instruction with an experienced driver sitting beside you or you are using the vehicle in connection with agriculture, horticulture, dairying, pastoral or other like pursuits like commercial fishing)
    You are not allowed to carry more than one passenger aged between 16 and 21 years of age
    If you pass your drive test in an automatic vehicle, you will be restricted to driving automatic vehicles while you hold a probationary licence
    You must carry your licence at all times while driving

    P2 Probationary licence restrictions


    You must display green P plates at all times (plates measuring approximately 150mm square with a white letter P on a green background)
    You must not use a hand held mobile phone while driving
    You are not permitted to drive a high powered vehicle
    You must not have any alcohol in your blood when driving
    If you pass your drive test in an automatic vehicle, you will be restricted to driving automatic vehicles while you hold a probationary licence
    You must carry your licence at all times while driving
    http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/...aryLicence.htm

    doesn't say much about engineers
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    apparently p-platers are no allowed to drive cars that have been engineered....most reason is about power even though it may be the same engine.best to give vicroads a call to know for sure
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    as far as i know, its 0 engine modifications what so ever, so even a k & n high flow panel filter is technically regarded as an illegal.

    they might have changed the laws so if im wrong someone please correct me

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    everythings so fucking vague it sucks, what i think sucks even more is one cop will pull you over check ya car and say it's fine, then a week later another will pull you over and you'll get reamed and defected for everything the previous cop said was fine, they really need to make all these p plate laws clear and understandadble, it's ridiculous

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    its silly cause no matter how much u go by law, vic roads will say different to police when they pull you over, ive been told numerous times its no engineers alowed on red P's but thats only what ive been told

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    If you got your license AFTER july 1 2007, shit day,
    no turbos, v8's, enginnered cars etc.
    Your still on green p's so most of the time you will get away with it.
    but just depends if your prepared to take the risk or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by julzy View Post
    If you got your license AFTER july 1 2007, shit day,
    no turbos, v8's, enginnered cars etc.
    Your still on green p's so most of the time you will get away with it.
    but just depends if your prepared to take the risk or not
    Apparantly that's just changed, now goes on power to weight my red p plate friends have been telling me, due to mercedes claiming it was unfair you couldn't drive kompressors even thought they were under the power to weight ratio.

    At the end of the day mate, the laws here are a f%$king joke, drive whatever you want, everyone else does and they get away with it no worries.
    The amount of p plate kids driving skylines, gen3 commodores, xr6t's, imports etc etc. with power way over the limit is ridiculous, and they all get away with it.

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    yeh there redoing the laws, read on calaisturbo lol,
    but its only an exeptions for 'family focused' newer vechiles,
    not sports cars, silvias, skylines etc
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    i slide 3rd gear corners in the dry on the street, and 100km/h entry's.

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    yeh i read the codes and regulations for p platers and i says nothing about engineered cars at all.
    i also applied for insurance and stated that my car is engineered for seats, tachos, motor etc.
    and they still wanted to insure me.
    knowing full well that im on my red P's.
    surely insurance company's know the laws so maybe p platers are allowed to drive engineered cars.
    i really dono.
    vic roads sux when it comes to informing the public about their shitty laws.

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