The number of demerit points a driver can accrue before their license is suspended varies depending on the jurisdiction. In some states or provinces, there is a set number of demerit points that a driver can accumulate before their license is suspended, while in other jurisdictions, the number of points required for a suspension may depend on the driver’s age or how long they have been licensed.
For example, In Ontario, Canada, the graduated licencing system, if a new driver (G1, G2, M1, M2) accumulates 6 or more demerit points, their licence will be suspended for 60 days for the first suspension, and longer for each subsequent one. While for fully licenced driver, if they reach 9 or more points, their licence will be suspended for 7 days for first suspension, and longer for each subsequent one.
In some states of the United States the point system is similar, the driver is given a warning when they reach a certain number of points and if they exceed the limit their license will be suspended for a certain period of time. It is important for the driver to be aware of their point total, as well as the point threshold for license suspension in their state. It’s a good idea to check the rules and regulations of the state in which they live in to know exactly the demerit point system.
In general, it’s important to note that the accumulation of demerit points is a sign that a driver is engaging in dangerous or reckless behavior on the road and that they should take steps to improve their driving habits to avoid a suspension of their license.