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Minimum licence cancellation period increased for refusing oral fluid test

From 1 January 2017, the minimum licence cancellation period has increased for drivers who refuse to allow an oral fluid test.

From 1 January 2017, the minimum licence cancellation period has increased for drivers who refuse to allow an oral fluid test. Drivers who are caught after 31 December 2016 will have their licence cancelled for 2 years for a first offence and at least 4 years for a subsequent offence.

See ss. 49(1)(eb), 50(1DA)—Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window) and Refusing test offences.

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