The feedback received thus far has been helpful and I am wondering about when demerits are applied, and how with the graduated licensing system.
Given that it can be months between a charge being laid and a conviction, or a plea deal being agreed upon, are demerits applied only after conviction? Does it matter if a driver was charged while holding a G2 when charges were laid, and then achieved a G before the matter was settled in court? Will the demerits be applied to the G and treated as any other G driver?
4 points on a G1 and G2 lead to a suspension, and with a G they do not...so it can matter a great deal when plea bargaining and weighing options.
When a driver does a road test for the G does the examiner know about pending charges? Do pending charges exclude a driver from doing the test?
Anyone who has a valid license on the day of their driving test is eligible to complete their road examinations, whether there's a pending trial or not.
Also am I understanding it properly that with the program, after the suspension is served, there are no demerits attached to the license? Would this also hold true if a G was obtained before conviction?