Originally Posted by CRS
You could have been suspended on after the 26th. Fail to display L or N can be EASILY changed to driving contrary to restrictions.
The officer was being nice to you. And so what do you do again? Yeah, drive too many people, another driving contrary to restrictions. So do you really think they should be lenient to you? To someone who clearly has no regard for the system and its restrictions?
You can write a letter and hope for the best. That is the only thing you can do. I wouldn't hold my breath though. You should have thought about this "hectic" month prior to commenting the offenses listed.
I fully expect to serve my two month suspension and I certainly have learned my lesson through this experience, please don't mistake that. Rather, I was wondering if people have attempted to request their suspension to be postponed and whether or not they have been successful in doing so.
Originally Posted by zulutango
This has been covered here before. Read the letter carefully. It says you ARE prohibited as of the date they list. You may try to appeal BUT the prohibition IS IN EFFECT. IF they decide to lift it after you write, they will tell you that they have lifted the prohibition. Unless they tell you the prohibition is lifted/shortened you ARE prohibited.
Without seeing the actual wording on your letter, I believe it says your prohibition starts immediately on receipt of the registered letter you got. You may try to appeal and have 21 days to file that appeal, but in the meantime, your ARE prohibited when you got the letter. Please read it over. If you have any questions, call the MV Branch and get answers. Drive while prohibited and you get arrested, your car impounded, more tickets...you know the stuff...AND your insurance is not valid.
The letter is a Notice of Intent to Prohibit, it is not a Notice of Prohibition.
I have read through the letter carefully and I am absolutely certain that I am not currently prohibited: "You may choose to acknowledge and accept the Prohibition by signing and dating this form and returning it with your driver's licence within 21 days of this Notice. If you acknowledge and accept this notice, the prohibition will commence from the date of your signature."
As I am currently within this outlined 21 day period, I am not currently prohibited.
I have done a little more reading and from what I gather, after this 21 day period, I am prohibited; any subsequent actions (such as submitting a request for a review of the suspension) has no effect on the prohibition.