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ROAD SAFETY ACT 1986 - SECT 89D

Suspension of licence or permit for excessive speed infringement or drug-driving infringement


S. 89D(1) amended by No. 5/1990 s. 15(9), substituted by No. 75/2010 s. 21(2).

    (1)     This section applies if—

        (a)     a person is issued with a traffic infringement notice in respect of—

              (i)     an excessive speed infringement; or

              (ii)     a drug-driving infringement; and

        (b)     no notice of objection to the infringement notice has been given and the 28 day period has expired.

S. 89D(1AA) inserted by No. 75/2010 s. 21(2), amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 50(a)).

    (1AA)     Any driver licence or learner permit held by the person is suspended—

        (a)     in the case of a traffic infringement notice issued in respect of an excessive speed infringement—for a period ascertained in accordance with Column 2 of Schedule 5 by reference to the speed specified in the notice;

S. 89D
(1AA)(b) amended by No. 68/2017 s. 28.

        (b)     in the case of a traffic infringement notice issued in respect of a drug-driving infringement—for a period of 6 months.

S. 89D(1AB) inserted by No. 75/2010 s. 21(2), amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 50(b)).

    (1AB)     In addition, the person is disqualified from obtaining a further driver licence or learner permit for the period determined under subsection (1AA).


S. 89D(1A) inserted by No. 57/1998 s. 18, amended by Nos 32/2011 s. 19, 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 50(c)).

    (1A)     If a person to whom a traffic infringement notice has been issued in respect of an excessive speed infringement or a drug-driving infringement

S. 89D(1A)(a) amended by No. 68/2017 s. 51.

        (a)     is authorised under the regulations to drive a motor vehicle on a highway because he or she holds an appropriate licence or permit issued in another State, Territory or country; and

        (b)     does not give notice of objection to the infringement notice and the 28 day period has expired—

the person is disqualified from driving a motor vehicle on a road in Victoria for the period for which he or she would have been suspended and disqualified under this section had the person held a driver licence or learner permit under this Act.

S. 89D(2) repealed by No. 46/2002 s. 11(a).

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S. 89D(3) amended by Nos 5/1990 s. 15(10), 46/2002 s. 11(b).

    (3)     Any suspension or disqualification under this section takes effect on the expiry of the 28 day period.

S. 89D(4) amended by Nos 44/1989 s. 42(3), 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 50(d)), 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 196).

    (4)     When any suspension has taken effect, the Secretary may, by notice in writing served on the person whose driver licence or learner permit is suspended, require that person to surrender any driver licence document or learner permit document to the Secretary.

    (5)     A person on whom a notice is served under subsection (4) must comply with the notice within the time specified in it.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

S. 89D(6) amended by No. 75/2010 s. 21(3).

    (6)     Payment of a penalty in respect of an excessive speed infringement or drug-driving infringement may be made in accordance with the regulations.

S. 89D(7) amended by Nos 57/1998 s. 18(2), 75/2010 s. 21(3), 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 50(e)).

    (7)     A person, other than a person referred to in subsection (1A), who pays a penalty in respect of an excessive speed infringement or drug-driving infringement must, on or before the expiry of the 28 day period, surrender his or her driver licence document or learner permit document in accordance with the regulations.

Note to s. 89D inserted by No. 46/2002 s. 11(c), amended by Nos 74/2013 s. 7, 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 50(f)).

Note

A period during which a driver licence or learner permit is suspended under this section is in addition to, and does not count as part of, a period of suspension under Part 4 (see section 44).

S. 89E (Heading) amended by No. 47/2014 s. 304(1).

S. 89E inserted by No. 53/1989 s. 18, amended by Nos 57/1989 s. 5(5)(d)–(g), 94/2003 s. 15, 111/2003 s. 20(7), substituted by No. 32/2006 s. 67, amended by No. 47/2014 s. 304(2).



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