How does it work?
You need to remember that the SAAQ decides and manages a demerit points system applicable to all licence holders. The number of points varies with the type and seriousness of offences or infractions to the Highway Safety Code (or under a municipal by-law, provincial or federal statute or a regulation concerning road safety). So you cumulate points, you don’t loose points.
How many points can I accumulate (before I loose my licence)?
Here is the answer:
|Max # of
|4 points*||8 points||12 points||15 points|
|Type of licence||Learner’s licence or Probationary
|Driver’s licence: holders under
|Driver’s licence: holders age 23
|Driver’s licence: holders age 25
|*Also applies to people who have never held a driver’s licence.|
The licence holder looses it the moment they reach or pass the allowed maximum of points. If you have a learner’s licence and get 4 points, you may loose your licence.
To find out how many points are put on your record for the most common infractions or offences, please see the table on this page.