Serious speeding offences and demerit points

You may be disqualified or have your licence suspended for serious speeding offences:

  • Driving more than 45 km/h above the speed limit: 3 months suspension
  • Driving more than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h above the speed limit: 3 months suspension

In addition to the suspension and disqualification periods, these offences also carry demerit points which are added to your record. If these demerit points cause you to reach or go over your demerit points limit, then an additional suspension or refusal period may apply under the Demerit Points Scheme, on top of the suspension for the speeding offence.

Licence suspension for ANY speeding offence for a learner or a provisional P1 licence holder

If you hold a learner or P1 licence and commit any speeding offence, you'll receive at least 4 demerit points.

This means that your licence will be suspended or refused for at least 3 months for any speeding offence. A fine is also payable - see Speeding offences.

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