Due to the high amount of traffic offences committed, the traffic rules in Singapore are very strict. They often come with severe penalties and demerit points. Drivers who commit traffic offences will accumulate demerit points (it starts at 0 points) under the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS). Besides the demerit points, they may face different penalties depending on the type of offence they commit. It can be as simple as paying a $50 fine or as serious as getting their licence revoked. Here’s what you need to know about your revoked and suspended driving licence in Singapore.
During the probationary period of one year, any driver who collects 13 or more demerit points will have their license revoked. In this case, they must pass all the required driving tests to get a license to drive a vehicle again.
Non-probationary drivers who accumulate 24 demerit points or more within 24 months will be suspended for 12 weeks under DIPS.
Those who have previously had their license suspended may be subjected to a further suspension of their license if they accumulate 12 or more demerit points within 12 months.
After the first suspension, the suspension periods are as follows:
(a) 2nd suspension: 24 weeks
(b) 3rd suspension: 1 year
(c) 4th suspension: 2 years
(d) 5th suspension (onwards): 3 years
If the driver’s suspension period last a year or more, the driving licence of the driver will become invalid. The licence holder will have to retake all the necessary driving tests before he can obtain his licence again.
Will my conviction leave a criminal record
In most circumstances, road traffic offences under the RTA are non-registrable offences, meaning they don’t leave criminal records if you’re convicted of them.
Reset of demerit points
Demerit points do not last forever. If the driver does not accumulate further demerit points within 12 months of his last conviction, they will be waived off.
You can attend a safe driving course to expunge your demerit points if your license is about to be suspended or revoked.
We hope that you have gained more insight into revoked and suspended driving licence in Singapore