Category: Driver Licence Appeals

Double demerits

Driver Accumulates 28 Demerit Points in Road Blitz


A driver on the New South Wales Central Coast has accumulated 28 demerit points and fined $1348 after being pulled over by Police for using her phone while driving. A mother, she had all three children in the car’s back seat, but Police noticed that while the kids were in child restraint seats, two of …
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Double Demerits Over the Easter Long Weekend


Double-demerit points are in in force for an extended period this Easter, to include the Anzac Day holiday. Double-demerits start today and run until April 22, then start again on April 24, and run through until April 28. The double demerit points period applies from 12am today until midnight, meaning there will be a total …
Red Light Cameras in NSW

How Do Red Light Cameras Work?


A new red light speed camera began operating at the intersection of East Street and Moss Street in Nowra on 17 September. The intersection now joins one of 170-odd others across NSW that are fitted out with these devices. Red light cameras were initially rolled out in this state in the 1980s. But following a …
Biohacker Meow-Meow

Australia’s First Cyborg Rights Case: An Interview with Biohacker Meow-Meow


Back in June, a Sydney man made headlines when he had the chip from an Opal card inserted just below the skin in his left hand, so he could travel the local transport network without having to fumble around for his card. The man is well-known biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow. His experimental transport card …
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Driving and Mobile Phones. Knowing the Rules.


The Kiwis have been all over Facebook recently, with a television advertising campaign called ‘Hello’ encouraging New Zealanders to go ‘phone free’ while driving. The ad uses understated humour to get the message across, and many of us have had a bit of a giggle. It is a good reminder, though, of the dangers of using …
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Would You Pay Someone to Take on Your Demerit Points?


Social media reaches into almost every aspect of our lives these days, and it has proven to be both useful and dangerous. It offers a great deal of convenience, but at the same time it has the potential to land us in hot water like never before. There has been a significant amount of publicity …
Police pull over

When can Police Suspend my Licence on the Spot?


Sometimes police can suspend your driver’s licence on the spot if they allege you have committed a serious traffic offence. They can do this immediately after you have been pulled-over, or within 48 hours afterwards. Driving licence suspension notices take effect either from the day which you received the notice in the mail or, if …
District Court in Sydney

New Chief Judge Appointed to NSW District Court


Like the rest of the legal community, I am saddened by the retirement of Chief District Court of NSW Judge Reginald Blanch AM who will be stepping-down on 7th August 2014. Justice Blanch is respected by members of the legal profession on both sides. He has efficiently and effectively run the Downing Centre District Court …
Car crash

Do I Have to Answer Police Questions if I’ve been in an Accident?


If you have been involved in a traffic accident you need to report the matter to the police as soon as possible. Failing to report an accident can leave you facing criminal charges. If you are concerned that you may face legal repercussions if the accident is deemed to be due to negligence on your …
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Can I Appeal A Disqualified Licence from RMS?


There are a number of different driving offences that can lead to suspension or disqualification in NSW. Some offences will be dealt with in court, while others are handled outside the court process, by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). If your licence is to be suspended by RMS, you will generally be informed through the …