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Rob13

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Hi. My son received 2 separate fines both in qld totalling 6 demerit points in a 12 month period. The qld law for P2 drivers states if you accumulate more than 4 demerit points in any 12 month period you lose ur licence for 3 months or take good behaviour for 12 months with 1 point. This however is not the law for NSW P2 drivers and at the time of both offences he had a NSW P2 licence. Not long after the 2nd offence he changed to a full qld licence as he had completed his time on his P2 licence. He has now received a letter from the TMR in QLD stating because of these offences he has to take the 3 month ban or good behaviour. I understand that if he had a qld licence at the times of the offences that those are the rules but i would like to know if he has a case as the offences were comitted on a NSW licence. They were both minor offences with no court notices. One for speeding 13kms over and the other for entering a carpark through a no entry sign. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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Accumulated points will follow you around from state to state, and licence to licence. These points do not reset when changing licence types.

The limit on the number of demerit points which can be accumulated within a 12 month period for P platers is 4.

When your son swapped to a Queensland licence, those 6 points followed him and were immediately applied against the new licence with a limit of 4 - and you know the rest.

Committing the offences on a NSW licence originally makes no difference. Each state has a different tolerance for infractions - per offence, and overall. It's the case that while accumulating sufficient points may not cause a loss of licence in the home licensing state but the Queensland government will apparently withdraw authority to drive in Queensland due to the points.

See the following web page: About demerit points
 

Rob13

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Accumulated points will follow you around from state to state, and licence to licence. These points do not reset when changing licence types.

The limit on the number of demerit points which can be accumulated within a 12 month period for P platers is 4.

When your son swapped to a Queensland licence, those 6 points followed him and were immediately applied against the new licence with a limit of 4 - and you know the rest.

Committing the offences on a NSW licence originally makes no difference. Each state has a different tolerance for infractions - per offence, and overall. It's the case that while accumulating sufficient points may not cause a loss of licence in the home licensing state but the Queensland government will apparently withdraw authority to drive in Queensland due to the points.

See the following web page: About demerit points
Thanks very much for that Rob. I was afraid that might be the case. Not near as many loopholes as there were years ago. Anyhow thanks again