Introduction to Driving in Zimbabwe
It all starts with a learner's license
Before one can obtain a valid Zimbabwe driver’s license, he/she should first own a learner’s license.
A learner’s license can be obtained from the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID)
after passing a 25 multiple choice test paper on driving which is written under 8 minutes.
To book for the test one must produce to the VID an identity document, driver’s license size photos, booking fee (stipulated by the VID)
|Class||Vehicle Type||Description||Minimum Age||Additional Notes|
|1||Buses||public service buses (for passenger transportation)||25||
|2||Heavy vehicles (mainly trucks)||vehicles with net mass above 2300kg||18|
|4||light motor vehicles||Maximum speed limit on the highway is 120km/h unless if in a speed regulated zone|
|5||Farm and construction vehicles||16|
Whats next after the learner's licenseA holder of a learner’s license is allowed to drive a motor vehicle but under the maximum supervision of a holder of a valid driver’s license and should be displaying a red L plate at the front and at the back of the motor vehicle in use
Notes on the car itslefThere are 3 legal documents which a motor vehicle must hold before being used on the road
- Vehicle Registration Book
- Vehicle Insurance
- Vehicle licence