Truck licence whilst serving demerit point car licence suspension

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Truck licence whilst serving demerit point car licence suspension

Postby Turbo810 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:39 pm

If serving a demerit point suspension for a car licence am I able to obtain a Truck licence for purposes of employment? I have a six month demerit point suspension coming up from 1st December if I obtain my truck licence prior to my suspension period am I permitted to drive a truck at work through my suspension period?

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Re: Truck licence whilst serving demerit point car licence suspension

Postby LEO » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:42 pm

No, all licences are suspended at the same time.

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Re: Truck licence whilst serving demerit point car licence suspension

Postby Gravy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:39 am

You only have one licence to drive any kind of vehicle on the road; a driver's licence. To be able to drive a truck you obtain a heavy vehicle endorsement on your driver's licence. Same with motorbikes - it's an endorsement on the same licence. You can't drive any class of vehicle (that requires a licence) on a suspended licence.

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Re: Truck licence whilst serving demerit point car licence suspension

Postby Hardy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:49 am

Well, you can if the court makes an order under s.28(1C) Road Safety Act, but that doesn't apply to demerit point suspensions.

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Re: Truck licence whilst serving demerit point car licence suspension

Postby allde » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:27 am

Actually the only license you can drive on under suspension is a Forklift license.

Which is crazy, you can do a lot of damage with those if you have alcohol issues.

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Re: Truck licence whilst serving demerit point car licence suspension

Postby Hardy » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:39 pm

That's a bit misleading. A forklift licence does not entitle you to drive a forklift on a road. At all. Ever.


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