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Demerit points

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You can get demerit points for breaking road rules. The number of demerit points you get depends on how likely your action is to cause a crash.

When you accumulate a certain number of demerit points you will lose your licence.

  • If you have a learner's permit or a provisional licence and you get 4 or more demerit points, you'll lose your licence for at least 6 months.
  • If you have a full licence and you get 12 to 15 demerit points, you'll lose your licence for 3 months.
  • If you have a full licence and you get 16 to 20 demerit points, you'll lose your licence for 4 months.
  • If you have a full licence and you get more than 20 demerit points, you'll lose your licence for 5 months.

If you want to know how many demerit points you have, you can check it here on the SA Government website.

  • You get demerit points even if you commit the driving offence interstate.