Serious speeding offences and demerit points

Heavy penalties apply for serious speeding offences.

You may be disqualified or have your licence suspended for serious speeding offences:

  • Driving more than 45 km/h above the speed limit: at least 6 months suspension
  • Driving more than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h above the speed limit: at least 3 months suspension

In addition to the suspension and disqualification periods, these offences also carry demerit points which are added to your record. If these demerit points cause you to reach or go over your demerit point limit, then an additional suspension or refusal period may apply under the Demerit Point Scheme, on top of the suspension for the speeding offence.

Licence suspension for ANY speeding offence for a learner or a provisional licence holder

If you hold a learner or provisional licence and commit any speeding offence, you'll receive at least 4 demerit points.

This means that learners and P1 drivers will have their licence suspended or refused for at least 3 months for any speeding offence. A fine is also payable - see Speeding offences.

Provisional P2 drivers must stay on their P2 licence for an extra 6 months every time they are caught speeding 30km/h or more over the speed limit and receive a licence suspension.

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