What Is Demerit Point And How To Check It! Learn From A Traffic Lawyer!
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What Are Demerit Points:-

When a notice is issued by the traffic police for an offense committed by a person, then the marks scored on the person for those offenses are called demerit points. The allotted to an offense can vary anywhere from 1 to 7, depending on the type of offense, except for long weekends and the holiday season when the demerit points allotted for some offenses doubled. This includes offenses against the Road Traffic Code 2000 such as speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, and driving while using a mobile phone.

The demerit points allotted to an offense can vary anywhere from 1 to 7, depending on the type of offense, except for long weekends and the holiday season when the demerit points allotted for some offenses are doubled. This includes offenses against the Road Traffic Code 2000 such as speeding, failure to wear a Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, driving while using a mobile phone, etc.

Traffic Demerit Point:-

Here some of such demerits are listed below.

If an individual is holding a driving license for two or more years and is accumulating altogether twelve or more demerit points within a period of 3 years, then the Government is liable to impose a demerit charge on the individual, which means that the driving license of the individual will be suspended and they will be disqualified from driving over a certain period of time.

  1. For Dangerous Driving – 6 Demerit
  2. For reckless driving – 3 demerit
  3. Driver not wearing a seat belt – 4 demerit
  4. Driver not wearing a seat belt with unruly passengers – 4 demerit
  5. Drivers wearing seat belts with unruly passengers – 4 demerit
  6. For not stopping at a red light – 3 demerit
  7. Overtaking when safe – 4 demerit
  8. Exceeding the speed limit of 19km/h but not exceeding 29km/h – 3 demerit
  9. Exceeding the speed limit of 29km/h but not exceeding 40km/h – 6 demerit
  10. 40km/h over the speed limit – 7 demerit

Check Your Demerit Points:-

You can check your demerit points through several online websites, but an online demerit points inquiry tool only allows a driver who has a driving license or learner’s permit in his state to easily check his demerit points.

At How Many Demerit Points Do You Lose Your License?

It is a fact that some people refer to “losing points” on their licenses. You accumulate one demerit point with each traffic offense.

A driver accumulates demerit points on his license until a certain limit is reached within a period of 3 years. This period is measured by the first traffic offense Points limit for denial or suspension of license within that period Driver’s status or license Depends on type:

Unrestricted License – 13 Points
P2 License – 7 Points
P1 License – 4 Points
L License – 4 points
Professional Driver – 14 points.

Most drivers are suspended for earning 13 or more demerit points in a 3-year period.

Traffic Lawyers:-

Potential demerits can be imposed on a driver. Sometimes in an emergency, it is not possible for the driver to remember all the demerits clauses. In such a situation, you may fall prey to demerit points. To get guidance regarding demerits points Consult our highly qualified traffic lawyers perth WA for a session. Our experienced panel of lawyers is always there to guide people to fulfill their needs.
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