New penalties will be introduced from 1 February 2015 for drivers who repeatedly exceed the demerit points limit for their licence.
What are the new penalties?
Unrestricted licence holders who exceed their demerit point limit twice in five years must re-sit and pass the Driver Knowledge Test. This is the test that all driver licence applicants must pass before they get their learner licence. They must also complete a driver education course.
Provisional licence holders who twice exceed their demerit point limit must also re-sit and pass the Driver Knowledge Test.
Drivers who commit a second or subsequent drink driving offence in five years must pass an appropriate knowledge test before they can get their licence back.
These new penalties are in addition to existing demerit point penalties.
All tests and courses must be completed at each person’s expense.