Thursday, December 18, 2008

Silly Season Demerit Points

Yes it is that time of year on the roads again when double demerit points come into force.The Demerit Points Scheme is a national program that allocates penalty points (demerits) for a range of driving offences.
Drivers on a full c class license can accumulate 12 demerits over 3 years before license loss occurs. This year double points apply from:Friday 19th December 2008 to Sunday 4th January 2009.
Here is a list of the main offences, their fines and demerits.

Exceed speed limit 15km/h
6 points $486
Driver not wearing a seatbelt
6 points $486
Each passenger not wearing a seat belt
6 points $486
Drive using a hand held mobile phone
3 points $ 486
Make U-turn contrary to sign
2 points $189
Drive with a sound system emitting excessive sound
2 points $150

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