Your license may also be suspended for the following reasons:
- Zero Blood-Alcohol Concentration (BAC) for novice and young drivers
- Medical suspension
- Mandatory HTA suspensions
- Administrative driver’s license suspension (ADLS)
- “Warn-range” suspension
- Novice-driver violations
- Discretionary HTA suspensions
- Escalating sanctions
Within a 5-year period, if any of the following occurrences have taken place, escalating sanctions for novice drivers would apply :
- G1/G2/M1/M2 restrictions are any combination of repeat violations
- Carrying four or more demerit points is convictions for individual HTA offenses
- In four or more demerit points, for HTA convictions, court-ordered license suspensions that would have otherwise resulted.
Escalating sanctions for hybrid drivers would apply if there is any combination of repeat violations of their novice license (G1/G2/ M1/M2) conditions within a 5-year period.
For novice and hybrid drivers, the penalties under escalating sanctions are:
- For the first occurrence, 30-day license suspension
- For the second occurrence, 90-day license suspension
- After the third occurrence, license cancellation and a requirement to re-apply for a G1/M1. For time spent in the program, any fees paid, credit received or BDE credit would be forfeited when the license is canceled. In the case of a hybrid driver, please note that only the novice class license is canceled. On the third occasion, their full class license is maintained.
On first and second occurrence drivers, a reinstatement fee is also imposed.
Zero Blood-Alcohol Concentration (BAC) for novice and young drivers
Regardless of license class, when operating a motor vehicle, all drivers who are 21 and under, must have a BAC level of zero.
With any amount of alcohol in your blood, if you are a novice driver and are caught you will receive an immediate 24-hour roadside driver license suspension. And under the novice driver escalating sanctions program, if convicted, could face a fine of up to $500 and receive at least a 30-day license suspension.
You will receive a 24-hour roadside driver license suspension if you are a fully licensed driver who is 21 years and under and you are caught with alcohol in your blood. you could face a fine and a 30-day license suspension if convicted.
All doctors must report the names and addresses of everyone 16 years or older by law. They have a condition that may affect their ability to drive safely. The addiction to alcohol or drugs are conditions that affect your ability to drive is an example. And it is not given to anyone else when doctors report this information to the Ministry of Transportation. Until new medical evidence shows that the condition does not pose a safety risk, your driver’s license may be suspended.
Discretionary HTA suspensions
By court order following the conviction for the following, your license may be suspended:
- Its regulations or the Ministry of Transportation if you don’t tell the truth in an application, declaration, affidavit or paper required by the Highway Traffic Act.
- Over the speed limit, if you are convicted of some driving offenses, including careless driving and driving 50 km/h or more.
- Over the speed limit, if you repeatedly travel at 50 km/h or more
For a first offense, drivers can be suspended for up to 30 days. And up to 60 days for a second offense; and within a five-year period, up to one year for a third or subsequent offense.
Mandatory HTA suspensions
Your license will be suspended:
- A Criminal Code offense, with a license suspension for a minimum of five years, if you are convicted of failing to stop for a police officer and the court believes you wilfully avoided police during pursuit – that you tried to escape the police.
- When ordered by the court, if you don’t pay a traffic fine.
Administrative driver’s license suspension (ADLS)
For 90 days, your license will be suspended immediately
- In 100 milliliters of blood, if your BAC is more than 80 milligrams.
- When asked by police, if you fail or refuse to give a breath, blood, oral fluid or urine sample
- When required by police, if you fail or refuse to perform physical co-ordination tests or to submit to a drug evaluation.
In the “warn range” of .05 to .08, drivers who register a blood-alcohol concentration pose an immediate danger to themselves and other road users.