Novice drivers (those with G1, G2, M1 or M2 licences) convicted of distracted driving face the same fines as fully licenced drivers, but won’t receive any demerit points.
Instead, they will be subject to escalating sanctions including:
- A 30-day licence suspension for a first conviction
- A 90-day licence suspension for a second conviction
- Cancellation of licence and removal from the Graduated
Licensing System (GLS) for a third conviction