Safer Driver Agreement


If you are not entitled to a safer driver agreement, you can object to the disqualification provided for in the Motor Vehicles Act s 81BB. Your notice of disqualification tells you if you have the right to appeal. It is illegal to drive a vehicle on a road or area close to the road without having a current driver`s license for that category of vehicles. Provisional driving licence holders who have received a notification of disqualification may choose to enter into an agreement on the safety pilot instead of serving the 6-month period of disqualification (Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) s 81BA. The agreement is valid for the duration of the provisional licence. If you do not apply for the Safer Driver Agreement within 28 days, the disqualification will take effect (if the notification has been confirmed). Subsequently, if a driver violates his conditions of licence or accumulates again 4 points from Demerit or more, he is disqualified for a period of 12 months. The period for disqualification must be served, as there is no provision before the Magistrates Court (Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) s 81BB (2)) If you have the right to enter into a safer driver agreement, your notification shall indicate this. If you accept the safer drivers agreement, you must inform the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within 21 days of the date of issue of the disqualification notification at a post office or within 28 days with an SA service.

The Safer Driver Agreement allows you to continue riding, but if you are disqualified again, the disqualification increases to twelve months with no right of appeal. If a provisional driver violates his license conditions or accumulates four or more points from Demerit, he may choose to enter into a DeFer Driver agreement instead of the six-month disqualification period, unless it is a serious violation of the disqualification. Once you have successfully objected, you cannot appeal or enter into a safer driver contract for another five years. In the south of Australia, there is a mandatory interlock alcohol system. This means that drivers who commit a “serious offence of drunk driving” are required to drive an alcohol locking device on a vehicle they have designated at the end of their disqualification for a period of disqualification or a maximum of 3 years, whichever is lower. . . .