Teenagers and Driving

Find out where to apply for a driving licence and the regulations affecting teenage drivers in Indonesia...

The minimum age for driving a car or motorbike is 17 years. The Office of Motor Vehicles or Satuan Pernibitan Administrasi SIM (Satpas) is responsible for issuing driving licences.

In order to apply for a driving licence the applicant has to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be able to read and write the alphabet
  • Know the rules of the road and how to drive a vehicle
  • Be in good health - confirmed by a doctor's certificate
  • Pass a written or theory test, and a practical driving test
  • See Getting a Driving Licence in Indonesia

There is zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol.