Escalating Sanctions Novice Drivers (G1, G2, M1, M2)


Effective August 1, 2010, novice or hybrid drivers (drivers that hold a novice licence and full licence, e.g., G/M2) 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; or,
  • Are convicted of HTA offences that result in 4 or more demerit points; or,
  • Receive a court-ordered suspension for an HTA offence that would have resulted in 4 or more demerit points

Novice Drivers

The Novice Driver Escalating Sanctions are as follows:

  • 30-day licence suspension for the first occurrence;
  • 90-day licence suspension for the second occurrence; and
  • Novice licence cancellation for the third occurrence.Upon a third occurrence, your novice driver’s licence will be cancelled and any time discount earned, time credited or fees paid would 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 licence. 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.