Driving suspensions and prohibitions
Alcohol- and drug-affected driving are leading causes of death on the roads. Police are trained to recognize the effects of alcohol and drugs on drivers. Under the Motor Vehicle Act, they can remove drivers from the road by issuing driving prohibitions and licence suspensions.
Learn more about:
- Alcohol and drug related driving prohibitions and suspensions
- Driving while prohibited
- What happens if you’re convicted
- Getting your licence back, and
- Applying online for a review of a prohibition
Driving while prohibited
You must not drive while your licence is prohibited. Driving while prohibited is illegal. It carries a minimum fine of $500 for a first offence, a 12-month prohibition and possible imprisonment. Imprisonment is mandatory for a second offence.