If you are a learner driver, it is important to be aware of the consequences of accumulating four or more demerit points within a one year period. In this article, we will discuss the consequences of this and how to reinstate a suspended licence.
Consequences of 4+ Demerit Points
Receiving four or more demerit points within a one year period while on a learner licence can be a serious offence. Depending on the severity of the offence and the demerit points accumulated, there may be a number of consequences.
Firstly, the learner driver may be fined and have to pay a penalty. In some cases, the driver may be required to attend a court hearing and may face a jail sentence if found guilty. In addition to this, the learner driver may be required to take a defensive driving course or participate in a driver improvement program.
Furthermore, the learner driver may have their licence suspended for a period of time. Depending on the severity of the offences, the suspension period can range from a few weeks to a few months.
Licence Suspension and Reinstatement
If the learner driver’s licence has been suspended due to accumulating four or more demerit points, they will need to wait until the suspension period has ended before they can reapply for a licence. This usually requires the learner driver to complete an approved driving course and provide evidence that they have done so.
Once the learner driver has completed the course and provided the necessary evidence, they can reapply for their licence. The driver will then be required to pass a driving test in order to be granted a licence.
It is important for learner drivers to be aware of the consequences of accumulating four or more demerit points within a one year period. If the driver’s licence is suspended due to this, they will need to complete an approved driving course and pass a driving test in order to be reinstated.