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Driver's licence laws
The demerit-point system

The demerit-point system encourages drivers to improve their behaviour and protects people from drivers who abuse the privilege of driving. Drivers convicted of driving-related offences have demerit points recorded on their records. Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the date of the offence. If you accumulate too many demerit points, your driver’s licence can be suspended.

Note: Class B and E licence holders may have no more than eight demerit points. A class B/E licence holder who exceeds eight demerit points will be automatically downgraded to the next-highest class for which they are eligible (for example, usually class C or F until their demerit points fall below eight).