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NSW Drivers Licence 3-Month Suspension - Suspended Again for Same Offence?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Duncan Imlah, 29 March 2016.

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  1. Duncan Imlah

    Duncan Imlah Member

    29 March 2016
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    I did 30 km over on the 26th September 2015, which I thought was an instant suspension for 3 months. On 2nd February 2016, I went to renew my drivers licence as it was expired thinking I had already done my 3 months suspension. However, when I applied for a new drivers licence, they suspended my drivers licence from then for the offence on 26th September 2015.

    Now I have to wait till the 2nd of May to get my drivers licence back. Why? I did my time but they dictated whatever they wanted. I'm not bothered with an appeal but I want to know why they didn't suspend me on the 26th.

    Please get back to me.
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    Not sure on that one, but usually you would receive a Notice of Suspension, either telling you the date on which your suspensions starts or giving you the option of choosing or when the time beings to run if it's a good behaviour period.
  3. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    I'm unclear as to what would lead you to believe you can determine your own suspension period, but in any case, this is from the NSW Roads and Maritime site:

    Suspension and refusal
    Reaching or exceeding the demerit points limit results in licence suspension or refusal. Roads and Maritime Services will send you a Notice of Suspension or Refusal if you reach or exceed the number of points available for your type of licence, or if you commit an excessive speed offence.

    A Notice of Suspension or Refusal specifies the date the licence suspension or refusal begins. The imposition of a licence suspension or refusal period relies on Roads and Maritime serving a Notice.

    For unrestricted licence holders, the period of suspension depends on the number of points accumulated:
    • 13 to 15 points - three months
    • 16 to 19 points - four months
    • 20 or more points - five months
    • For provisional and learner licence holders, the suspension period is three months.
  4. Clancy

    Clancy Well-Known Member

    6 April 2016
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    You would think the suspension period would begin from the day you paid the fine? That's part of the incentive to pay it, and its fair and simple.

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