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Demerit Point System

  • Date Submitted: 05/27/2016 09:45 PM
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Raquel Gomes
Demerit Point System

    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 offences have demerit points recorded on their records. Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the date of the offence. If you accumulate too many demerit points, your driver's licence can be suspended.

For G1 and G2 drivers, if you get two or more demerit points you will receive a warning letter. If you get six demerit points, you may have to attend an interview to discuss your record and give reasons why your licence should not be suspended. If you do not go to the interview, your licence may be suspended. Lastly, if you get nine or more demerit points. Your licence will be suspended for 60 days from the date you surrender it to the Ministry of Transportation. You can lose your licence for up to two years if you fail to surrender your licence. After the suspension, the number of points on your record will be reduced to four. Any extra points could again bring you to the interview level. If you reach nine points again, your licence may be suspended for six months.

As a level One or Two driver, you will have your licence suspended if you accumulate nine or more demerit points during a two-year period.

For fully licensed G drivers, if you get six demerit points you will receive a warning letter recommending that you improve your driving skills. And, if you get nine demerit points. You may have to go to an interview to discuss your record and give reasons why your licence should not be suspended. You may also have to complete a driver re-examination. If you fail this test, your licence can be canceled. If you fail to attend an interview, or fail to give good reasons for keeping your licence, your licence may be suspended. Lastly, if you get fifteen demerit points. Your licence will be suspended for 30 days from the date you...

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