"Did a camera flash? Did I just drive past that red light? How many points do I have left?"
Do these questions often run through your mind?
Traffic offences! Often, the threat of a fine (which can put a real dent in our already draining cash flow), the idea of demerit points, or the possibility of suspension brings forth much dread.
We get you, friend. It really is the worst. Trust me. We've all been there.
Therefore, to prepare you for (or to remind you of) the REALITY of fines, demerit points, the horrible inconvenience of licence suspension – below are a table of common traffic offences, their demerit points and fines – to hopefully scare you into being more aware and to avoid speeding. Enjoy!
|Traffic Offences||Fine||Demerit Points||Double Demerits|
|Speeding by 1 to 10km/hr (for learner or provisional licence)||$116||4||Yes|
|Speeding by 10 to 20km/hr (for learner or provisional licence)||$269||4||Yes|
|Speeding by 1 to 10km/hr (other than a learner or provisional licence)||$116||1||Yes|
|Speeding by 10 to 20 km/hr (other than a learner or provisional licence)||$116||1||Yes|
|Speeding by over 20km/hr||$462||4||Yes|
|Speeding by over 30km/hr||$884||5||Yes|
|Speeding by over 45km/hr||$2384||6||Yes|
|Small Motorcycle Special Limit. Exceed speed 40km/hr after sunset||$116|
|School Zone speeding by 1 to 10km/hr (for learner or provisional licence)||$192||5||Yes|
|School Zone speeding by 10 to 20km/hr (for learner or provisional licence)||$346||5||Yes|
|School Zone speeding by 1 to 10km/hr (other than a learner or provisional licence)||$192||2||Yes|
|School Zones speeding by 10 to 20 km/hr (other than a learner or provisional licence)||$346||5||Yes|
|School Zones speeding by over 20 km/hr||$576||5||Yes|
|School Zones speeding by over 30 km/hr||$1115||6||Yes|
|School Zones speeding by over 45 km/hr||$2530||7||Yes|
|Driver consuming alcohol while driving||$330||3|
|Drive vehicle with TV/VDU image visible to driver||$330||3|
|Drive using mobile phone when not permitted (not L, P1 or P2)||$330||4||Yes|
|Learner or provisional driver use mobile phone while driving||$330||4||Yes|
|Run through red traffic light||$439||3|
|Disobey left/right turn (or no turn signs)||$257||2|
|Not give left/right change of direction signal with lights or if insufficient time to signal||$183||2|
|Failing to give way generally||$330||3|
|Park vehicle designated disability parking space||$549|
|Not parking at specified angle (45, 90, 135)||$110|
|Park outside metred space or after meter expired||$110|
|Park vehicle in strata parking area etc. not at times/ not for time permitted||$110|
|Failure to comply with parking direction||$110|