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Licence suspension if fined on-the-spot for drug driving

A driver who gets an infringement notice for a drug driving offence after 11 December 2010 will have their licence suspended for a period of 3 months.

A driver who gets an infringement notice for a drug driving offence after 11 December 2010 will have their licence suspended for a period of 3 months. This suspension period will begin when the 28 period for lodging an objection to the fine has expired. The driver is responsible for surrendering their licence to VicRoads. This replaces the old penalty of adding 10 demerit points to a licence for drug drivers who do not have their licences cancelled.

See s. 89D(1) & s. 89D(1AA)—Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic).

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