Demerit Points – Scheme Changes January 2011

There have been changes to the demerit point threshold for unrestricted drivers and demerit points have been reduced or removed for some offences.

13 Demerit points

From 31 January 2011, if you are an unrestricted licence holder, you can accumulate 13 demerit points before you lose your licence.  Prior to that date the threshold was 12 points.  The threshold for professional drivers has increased to 14 points.  Professional drivers are those who drive for a living, such as taxi drivers and truck drivers.

For offences occurring on or after 31 December 2010, points for 22 offences have been reduced or removed.

More information and a list of the offences for which demerit points have been reduced or removed is available on this site.

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