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Styptic_Pencil
14-12-2004, 14:36
Heya,

I joined up to have maybe four questions answered, and this was the only one not to be found through searching. Great site guys.

I couldn't tell from the post about The Victorian Drug tests whether the penalty applies across the board?

For alcohol, for instance the 'leve' is less for P platers.

Any info on this? As a P plater who has upgraded to six points, visiting victoria during the 'festive' season, I thought I'd better check!

Thanks....

Pleonastic
14-12-2004, 16:07
I think P Platers get the same number of points per offence as fully licenced drivers, but they only have 5 to play with as opposed to 12. I could be wrong though...

eccitude
15-12-2004, 05:16
There isn't a "level" as such with this test. It either shows there are substances detectable in your system or there isn't. So there can't be a different threshold for P-platers like there is for blood/alcohol concerntration. These drug tests are based on zero-tolerance ... no one can have any detectable amount of the tested drugs in their system whilst driving.

modem
15-12-2004, 05:42
Originally posted by Pleonastic
I think P Platers get the same number of points per offence as fully licenced drivers, but they only have 5 to play with as opposed to 12. I could be wrong though...

thats in vic. in other states it can be different.. and i assume Styptic_Pencil is from out of state due to the whole "visiting victoria" thing.

If your done for drugs in your system, your done for drugs in your system. as they are illegal there is no equivalent to the .05 BAC that im aware of.

Styptic_Pencil
16-12-2004, 08:30
Thanks guys.

What surprises me is that they let u keep your licence. I thought this would be true 0 tolerance, but hey I'm sure that's been covered in the main thread...and who's complaining?

Strawberry_lovemuffin
16-12-2004, 09:52
Originally posted by Styptic_Pencil
Heya,

I joined up to have maybe four questions answered, and this was the only one not to be found through searching. Great site guys.



You'll make a lot of friends here. A greenlighter who knows how to search! Top stuff ;) ;)

modem
16-12-2004, 15:34
True.. but i think its the second time around you get your licence taken off you for a couple of months. I'm supprised they dont just give you a cancelation straight away.

Styptic_Pencil
20-12-2004, 16:10
After looking at that arrivealive site, the demerit points penalty is a result of a 'traffic infringement' penalty for the first offence. There is still a court penalty which is loss of licence. I wonder how they decide?

ed: A suggestion in another thread was that the court penalty is for those who go to court wanting to dispute and then fail.