Social networks are teeming with more or less accurate information and road litigation is no exception.
Here or there, you can read that you should never recover a registered letter notifying you of the suspension or invalidation of your driving license.
What is it really?
You should know that a decision affecting the validity of the driving license (suspension or invalidation for zero point balance) is only opposable to the user if it is regularly notified to him.
In the absence of notification, the user is entitled to drive until this decision is brought to his attention.
On the day of signing the registered letter containing the administrative decision, it is immediately binding on the motorist.
If the letter is never received by the user because he refuses it or lets it go back to its sender after the 15 days of proceedings at the post office, the judge considers that the notification to the user has legally intervened on the day. the deposit of the transit advice note by the postman inviting him to collect the letter from the post office.
In terms of prefectural suspension, it is therefore totally useless, if not even dangerous, not to receive the registered letter.
In terms of invalidation of the license for lack of point, the user can still do an internship before and until receipt of the mail.
This internship will be taken into account when it is fully completed before receipt of the registered letter.
It may therefore be interesting to postpone the reception, the time to complete this course and recover 4 points.
Finally, be aware that if the administrative letter is sent to the wrong address, it will not be opposable to the user unless this decision is subsequently notified to him by the police.