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What are the Rules for Learner Drivers in New South Wales?

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Getting your driver licence is a huge milestone on the path to adulthood.  It provides a sense freedom and independence, but it also comes with responsibilities. Driving also comes with risks and, sadly, statistics suggest that less experienced drivers who...

‘Safe Drivers’ Will Soon Have One Demerit Point Erased

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More than one million drivers will have a demerit point wiped from their licences, on 17 January 2024, provided they have not committed a traffic offence for the year leading up to that date. The removal of one demerit point from...

How to Apply for a Good Behaviour Licence in New South Wales

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The Christmas-New Year period in NSW not only involves a general winding down of daily life as people take their annual holidays, but it’s also a period that sees more traffic on public roads, and, in order to curb the...

Teen Sentenced to Imprisonment for Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

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The teenage driver who caused the death of five friends when he crashed his ute into a tree while travelling at double the speed limit in Buxton in September 2022, has been sentenced to a full term of 12 years...

‘Safe Drivers’ Will Have One Demerit Point Deleted, Under NSW Government Scheme

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A new initiative by the New South Wales Government means that unrestricted and professional driver licence holders who incur no further demerit points for a year from 17 January 2023 will ‘get back’ one point. The scheme was scheduled to...

Can I Check if I’ve Been Caught by a Speed Camera in New South Wales?

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One of the more common internet searches relating to speeding offences is whether you can check if you’ve been caught by a speed camera. The short answer is, you can’t. There is no way of checking online if you have...

Which Driving Offences are Considered ‘Major Traffic Offences’ in New South Wales?

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The Road Transport Act 2013 contains many of the most frequently prosecuted traffic offences in New South Wales, including drink driving, driving under the influence, drug driving, negligent, reckless, predatory, menacing driving, and driving in a dangerous matter. The maximum...

Can I Drive in New South Wales on an Overseas Driver Licence?

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Visitors from overseas can drive in New South Wales with an overseas licence, but there are special conditions if doing so, and an overseas license is only permitted for a specific period of time. The general rule across the board...

Can a Driver Face Penalties for a Passenger’s Use of a Mobile Phone?

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Using a mobile phone while driving is one of the most common traffic offences in New South Wales, and indeed across the nation. The rules that apply to the conduct have been tightened in recent years, with the scope of...

When Do Double-Demerit Points Apply in New South Wales?

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In New South Wales, double demerit points apply for periods not limited to public holiday dates but also to days before and after them. In fact, the law states that double demerits automatically apply on a long weekend when a...
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