Drivers Licence Disqualification Reforms

Driver's Licence Disqualification

2017 Licence Disqualification Reforms - What does that mean for you?

The penalties for driver licence disqualification have changed since 2017. Due to an increase in unauthorised driving in New South Wales. What does this for disqualified drivers? Giving certain drivers who have complied with their disqualification period for at least 2 years the opportunity to apply. Drivers will need to appeal to a local court to have their disqualification lifted early. Contact Crawford & Duncan Lawyers to find out how you can get your licence back earlier.

To begin your driver's licence disqualification appeal, you will need to contact us to find out what the next steps are. However, in a nutshell, the legislative changes now tell us that disqualified drivers can to apply to the local court to have their disqualification lifted early if they have been offence-free for at least 2 or 4 years, depending on their case.

To protect community safety, no disqualified driver ever convicted of driving offences involving death or grievous bodily harm will be eligible to have their disqualification period lifted early. Drivers who have had their disqualifications lifted will still need to apply to Roads and Maritime or Service NSW. Also, they will need to complete standard road safety and knowledge tests to get their licence returned.

More information:  Roads & Maritime Website   |  NSW Justice Website  | NSW Government Media Release on Driver Licence Reforms

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