Speeding tickets can have licence suspensions from 30 days to 2 years, with different rules for different classes of licences.
Novice and Probationary Drivers
Class G1 and G2 drivers who are convicted of any speeding ticket over 29km/h are suspended for thirty (30) day suspension, because at 30km/h the speeding ticket will have 4 demerit points.
G1 and G2 Drivers are suspended for thirty (30) days for:
- and four (4) point traffic ticket, or
- accumulating six (6) demerit points
Where a subsequent accumulation occurs the suspension increases to six (6) months.
Any licence suspension dramatically affects insurance rates for three (3) years.
Class G Driver licences
Class G drivers may be suspended through accumulation of demerit points at:
- nine (9) demerit points – mandatory driver licence interview
- accumulating fifteen (15) demerit points – thirty (30) day suspension
Any drivers licence suspension dramatically affects insurance rates for three (3) years.
Suspensions for all Drivers
Where a driver is caught by police speeding above 50km/h the officer may issue the driver a speeding ticket commanding the driver to appear in court before a Justice of the Peace.
Where a conviction is registered the court may suspend the drivers licence for:
- thirty (30) days for first conviction
- sixty (60) for a second conviction
- one (1) year for a third conviction
Any drivers licence suspension will dramatically affect insurance rates for three years or more.
Conviction for Stunt Driving
Where the driver is charged with stunt driving there is an immediate seven (7) day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension.
Upon conviction the driver is liable to:
- possible licence suspension up to two (2) years for a first offence
- licence suspension will dramatically affect insurance rates for up to three (3) years.
- Upon receiving a drivers licence suspension the cost to reinstate the licence is two hundred and eighty one (281) dollars.