Ring the Transport department they might be able to help you out
Hey guys I'm hoping I can get some help with this as, well, it's been a long time since I've had to go to the Transport Dept. regarding a drivers licence, so if you have any info that can help me or know of a website I can visit esplaining the proceedures that would be fantastic.
I'll just give a quick rundown on what's happened just so you know exactly what kind of info I'm after..
Last year I was disqualified by the court from driving (charged twice with unlicenced driving) for 12 months. That disqualification period ends in about 6 weeks (starting to get excited... FREEDOM!) except I'm not exactly sure on what I will have to do to obtain a QLD drivers licence again. That's where you guys come in, any ideas?
I remember reading something a while ago saying that I will have to sit the 'Hazard Perception Test' then once I've passed that I'll be placed on the green P's for a year before going onto my opens.. which really isn't a problem for me.. but is that how it works?
Also, any idea of the costs involved in the process?
It would be awesome if anyone can help me out... Thanks a million!
It depends, really. I've heard of some people before going back to their L's and having to do all 120 hours again (NSW) and going through their P's, and some stories like yours above. I'd say just go into the RTA (or whatever the QLD Motor Registry is) and ask them what is involved. They'll most likely give you a new licence form for you to fill out then tell you to come back in the 6 weeks or however long it is, and tell you what you'll need to do. I'd guess its either the red's test again, or the HPT. Oh, and did you lose your full licence or were you on P's? If you were on P's you MIGHT have to go to L's, i'm not 100% on that. Any way you look at it, its better to just go in and ask the staff there.
Yeah cheers, I'll give them a call on monday (pretty sure the bludgers still close on weekends).
Over the last few years the history goes..
I was on my opens then got done for drink driving (stupid mistake).. Lost it for 12 months..
Then after that period was up I was put on my Ps for a year but ended up getting done for speeding was immediately suspended for 6 months cos of that...
Then while I was on that 6 month suspension is when I was done for the 2 unlicenced driving offences in the middle of last year.
It's a lot to get your head around I know.. and in that time I've lost so much so I can definitely say I've learnt my lesson, there's no argument there..
So anyway there's my dilema. I'm just praying that I won't have to start from scratch.. That would be the absolute worst thing to hear. I might as well put a gun to my head if that happened.
I'll definitely call the transport dept. on monday and find out what the go is.
The RTA here open for a little while on Saturdays. I got my L's at 8:30am on a Saturday morning. :P
i have previously had my license disqualified and it sucks! it was only for 4 months although it was reduced down from a year that time so i am lucky, when you license is disqualified you have to completely restart where you started from. for example
if you were on your reds P's and about 2 months shy and you got your license disqualified you would have to start that year all over again
if you where on your greens and 2 months shy of your full license same story, now as well with getting your license disqualified they give you this thing call 1 person limit which only stands valid for 1 year, where you can only have 1 person in your car all day and all night at all times, even if your on you greens you still cant,
that's what is sow bad about getting your license disqualified.
you have to go back to the RTA on the day your allowed your license back and get a new one but you don't sit another test unless you have not been driving for 3 years.
this is what i know from experiences hope it helps!
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How licenced were you before you became unlicenced the first time? I imagine you would kick off from there again?
Your are in QLD though so doo you even have the HPT?
In NSW I'm pretty sure when you first lose your licence, they send you a letter to say what days you cannot drive for but once that period is over, you can just start driving again? This was a while ago and I've never lost mine so I could be way off
Some years ago a friend of mine got done doing 263km/h. He was disqualified and received a, uh, $2,000 fine.
Once his 2 years was up, he went to the RTA (NSW), and filled out a licence application. He had to go on his L's. He did not have to complete a minimum 6/12 months or complete a logbook, he just had to re-sit the driving test.
He did the test a week later. Once he passed his test he was elegible to return directly to his full licence. Hooray!
I'd imagine a similar process - just re-apply and see what they give you. Best is to ring them up or go in and ask. These things might be on a case-by-case basis.
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