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Demerit points for holders of an ordinary drivers licence and a hire drivers licence

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Barry Weedon
9 Appel Street

Total Signatures - 358

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 19/03/2013

Tabled Date: 19/03/2013

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 19/04/2013

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that taxi drivers and some commercial drivers must pay for and hold two licences.  One being an ordinary drivers licence and also a hire drivers licence but have only the same amount of demerit points as a private motorist.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend the Transport Act to allow 12 demerit points for each licence so that demerit points lost whilst commercial driving are not credited against the ordinary drivers licence.