In the state of New South Wales
(NSW) police have the power to suspend a driver’s licence on the spot in
certain circumstances. This is known as an ‘immediate licence suspension.’
In NSW, police can immediately
suspend a driver’s licence if they reasonably believe that the driver is:
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Driving at a speed of more than 45 km/h over the speed limit
Engaging in a police pursuit
Drag racing or street racing
Driving recklessly or dangerously
Committing a hooning offence
Failing to stop for police when directed to do so.
When does the Police Suspension take
When police suspend a driver’s
licence on the spot, they will issue a Notice of Suspension, meaning the
‘Suspension’ takes effect immediately. The driver is NOT allowed to drive until
their licence is reinstated.
The length of the suspension will
depend on the offence committed and other factors such as the driver’s traffic
It’s important to note that if you
have had your licence suspended on the spot, you should seek legal advice as
soon as possible.
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It is very important that you speak with a lawyer so that you can
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 8th May 2023.
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