New penalties were introduced from 1 February 2015 for drivers who repeatedly exceed the demerit points limit for their licence. The stronger penalties target drivers who repeatedly take risks and put others in serious danger. They aim to ensure that drivers understand the road rules and the risks of unsafe driving, and change their behaviour.
Unrestricted licence holders who exceed their demerit points limit twice in five years must re-sit and pass the Driver Knowledge Test and complete a Driver Education Course (DEC).
The Roads And Maritime Services will refer DEC candidates to Road Sense and will be required to complete our Traffic Offender Intervention Program (TOIP).
TOIP is a driver education program targeting road safety and responsible driving behaviours. The sessions are designed to increase awareness of the consequences of dangerous driving practices, and is intended to reduce the likelihood of you re-offending.
Our program combines a cognitive behavioural approach with reality-based learning. It provides you with the information and skills necessary to develop positive attitudes towards driving and to become safer, more responsible road users.
The Driver Education Course (DEC) is also known as the Traffic Offender Intervention Program (TOIP).