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Penalties for Traffic Offences

What Are the Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Speeding is one of the most frequently penalised traffic offences in New South Wales. According to Revenue NSW, the state government received more than $1.1 billion in revenue from fines issued to motorists for speed and red light camera-detected offences...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Dangerous Driving in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The driver of a utility is facing criminal charges after allegedly running a red light and killing a motorcyclist. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Windsor and Schofields Road, Rouse Hill, just after 5.45pm on Thursday, 18 June...

The Law, Defences and Penalties For High Range Drink Driving In New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The NSW Police Force says it has charged a man from Box Hill, north-west of Sydney, with high range drink driving and driving with an unrestrained passenger four to seven years of age after members of the public contacted them...

NSW Drug Driving Laws Are Unfair and Do Not Deter

by Paul Gregoire
This state’s unfair drug driving laws were a major reason why former Lismore magistrate David Heilpern retired. Over the last half decade or so, the judicial officer had built up a reputation across the Northern Rivers region for his just...

The Offence of Dangerous Driving in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 14-year old boy is faces a string of charges after the stolen car he was allegedly driving crashed into a light pole, killing his four teenage passengers. The tragedy happened in the far north Queensland regional town of Townsville...

New Mobile Phone Cameras Rake In $7 Million In One Month

by Sonia Hickey
Controversial high-tech mobile phones ‘hidden’ on New South Wales roads have pulled in $7 million worth of fines in their month of operation. The cameras were introduced in December last year, and drivers were given a three-month grace period with...

Are Cyclists in NSW Required to Wear Helmets?

by Jarryd Bartle & Ugur Nedim
Remember when you were young, you’d jump on your bicycle and go for a ride to the park, to a friend’s place or to the park? Not a care in the world, using your handy companion to get from place...

Butt Tossers Face Heavy Fines and Demerit Points

by Sonia Hickey
In the wake of devastating bush fires across New South Wales, and a countryside that’s in the midst of drought, the state government has introduced tough new penalties for anyone who tosses a cigarette butt from a car window. New...

Drivers Warned They Face Fines for Dirty Cars

by Sonia Hickey
Yes, the country is in drought. But water restrictions are no excuse for not washing your car, as far as New South Wales police are concerned. Having a dirty vehicle is an offence and it comes with serious penalties. In...

Thousands of Drivers Allegedly Caught by Mobile Phone Detection Cameras

by Sonia Hickey
Just over a week ago, the New South Wales Government introduced new mobile phone detection cameras across the state. During that period, more than 3,000 drivers have allegedly been caught illegally using their phones while driving. Around 45 fixed and...
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