Class G licence holders may accumulate eight (8) demerit points without issue.
Upon accumulating nine (9) demerit points the driver will receive a notice from the Ministry of Transport.
The Ministry will require them to attend at their offices to explain why they have received the demerit points and why the driver should not have their drivers licence suspended.
Upon accumulating fifteen (15) demerit points, drivers will receive an automatic thirty day driver’s licence suspension.
After the thirty day suspension, the drivers demerit point accumulation will be reduced. Subsequent accumulations of fifteen (15) demerit points will result in a drivers licence suspension of six months.
Suspensions for demerit points take affect from the date that the licence was received, or handed into the Ministry of Transportation.
If you are caught driving under suspension as of demerit point accumulations, the police can charge you even if you did not receive notice of the suspension.
If the driver is charged with drive under suspension as a result of demerit points the penalties are;
- Minimum one thousand (1000) dollar fine.
- Mandatory Six (6) month further licence suspension for a first offence
- Possible Six (6) months in jail
- Vehicle seizure for seven days
- Dramatic increases in your insurance rates