Graduated Licensing for Automobile drivers- Class G1, G2, G
Zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) for Novice and Young Drivers 21 and Under
Effective August 1st 2010 both novice drivers of any age and all drivers 21 and under regardless of the license class must have a blood alcohol level of zero when operating a motor vehicle.
If you are a novice driver and are caught with any amount of alcohol in your blood, you will receive an immediate 24-hour roadside driver suspension. If convicted, will be subject to a fine from $60-$500 and will receive a suspension period as per the Novice Driver Escalating Sanction scheme, up to and including cancellation of the novice license. You will also have to return to the start of the GLS.
If you are a fully licensed driver who is 21 and under and you are caught with alcohol in your blood, you will receive a 24-hour roadside suspension. If convicted, you will be subject to a fine of $60-500 and a 30-day license suspension
Escalating Sanctions for all Novice Drivers (G1, G2)
Effective August 1st 2010, novice drivers will be subject to Novice Driver Escalating Sanctions. These sanctions will apply if, within a five year period, you:
-Are convicted of violating any of the graduated licensing conditions;
are convicted of HTA offenses that result in 4 or more demerit points; or
-Receive a court ordered suspension for an HTA offense that would have resulted in 4 or more demerit points.
The Novice Escalating Sanctions are as follows:
-30 day license suspension for first occurrence.
-90-day license suspension for the second occurrence; and
-Novice license cancellation for the third occurrence. Upon a third occurrence, your novice drivers license will be canceled and any time discount earned, time credited or fees paid will be forfeited. You must re-apply to the graduated licensing program by passing a vision and knowledge test and paying all licensing fees. After you pass these tests, you will enter Level One and get a Class G1 license. You must serve all the Level One and Level Two waiting periods and start as a new driver. You would need to take a beginner driver education course to qualify for a time discount.