In this post, we will look at How to Check Demerit Points QLD. Demerit points are a system used by state and territory governments in Australia to help enforce road safety. Under the system, drivers who commit certain offenses are allocated a number of demerit points. If a driver accrues too many demerit points, they may face disciplinary action, such as having their license suspended.
How do demerit points work in Queensland?
In Queensland, drivers who commit certain offenses are allocated a number of demerit points. The number of points allocated for an offense depends on the seriousness of the offense. If a driver accrues too many demerit points, they may face disciplinary action, such as having their license suspended.
Demerit points work in a way that, the more driving offenses you commit, the more demerit you will have. On the other hand, if you drive safely without any driving crime or offense, then you will have zero demerit points.
Some of these offenses that attract demerit points include; overspeeding, not obeying road signs, not obeying traffic lights, using of mobile phone while driving, drinking while driving, failing to place your P or L signs, failing to put on the seatbelt, and street racing ruining burnouts.
What are the consequences of having too many demerit points?
If you are a learner or provisional license holder, your driving license will be suspended if you accrue more than 5 demerit points within a year or 12 demerit points within three years.
Full driving license holders will also get their driving license suspended if they accumulate more than 12 demerit points within 3 years.
You can get details of offenses and their corresponding demerit points by clicking here.
Know that aside from getting demerit points, you can be fined for a driving offense. This means these two are different things, you can get demerit points without being fined and you can be fined and also get demerit points.
If you accrue more than 12 demerit points within a 12-month period, your license will be suspended for 3 months. If you accrue more than 20 demerit points within a 24-month period, your license will be suspended for 12 months.
How can I check my demerit points balance?
The simple way to check your demerit point is to call the Motor Vehicle Registry office using their Telephone number 1300 364 924 or you can use their online platform by following the steps below.
- Go to the Queensland Government transport services website.
- Make sure you read the contents over there and click on the first Continue button.
- You will be led to a page that will ask you to either log in with your TMR or QGov.
- Follow the instructions that will be given carefully to check your Demerit points.
At times you may be in a situation where s friend or a relative may use your vehicle to attract demerit points, in that case, make sure you fill out the form that is attached to the mail you will receive and send it over to the police station as a report of unsafe driving behavior, not more than 28 days.
If you sell your vehicle make sure you change your vehicle details within 14 days at the Motor Vehicle Registry office.