Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The demerit point system encourages drivers to improve their behaviour and protects people from drivers who abuse the privilege of driving. Drivers convicted of driving-related offenses have demerit points recorded on their records. Demerit points stay on your driving record for two years from the date of the offence. If you collect enough demerit points, you can lose your driver’s licence.
G1 and G2 class drivers receive 9 demerit points that they can lose before their license is suspended for 60 days. As a Class G1, G2, M1 or M2 driver, if you get two or more demerit points, you will be sent a warning letter. At six points, you may have to go to an interview to discuss your record and give reasons why your license should not be suspended.
G class drivers receive 15 demerit points that they are able to lose before their license is suspended for 30 days. If you get six demerit points, as a G driver, you will be sent a warning letter. At nine points, you may have to go to an interview to discuss your record and give reasons why your license should not be suspended.
The amount of demerit points lost depends on the crime you commit. See other related pages in this section to find out how many you lose for each offence.
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