Category: Red Light Cameras

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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 …
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Government May Remove Speed Camera ‘Warning’ Signs


A report released on 18 October 2018 by the NSW Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, has suggested that New South Wales remove signs that alert motorists to upcoming speed cameras, on the basis they reduce road safety. Ms Crawford says the signs – which give speeding motorists an opportunity to slow down – are counter-productive because drivers …
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 …
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Who’s at Fault? Dash Cam Video Sparks Controversy


A video published on the website of Dash Cam Owners Australia has sparked heated debate on social media pages, with some arguing that the police officer was at fault by plunging forward into another car, while others are adamant that the driver could and should have given way to the police vehicle. The dash cam …
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Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic Cases


As Sydney’s criminal and traffic law specialists, our lawyers receive queries about traffic matters every day. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: 1. I’ve been give a speeding ticket. Can I take the case to court? Speeding is the most common traffic offence, and most drivers in NSW will …
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Several NSW Speed Cameras will be Removed


Most of us have been guilty of speeding a little at some point through our driving lifetime, and judging by the $150 million in revenue raised by speeding fines across NSW in the last financial year, drivers fork out a lot of money as a result. Speeding fines aren’t cheap, and also come with a …
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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How to Get Out of a Red Light Camera Fine in NSW


Red light cameras are in use across NSW roads. If you have recently received an infringement notice in the mail for not stopping at a red traffic light, you are entitled to challenge it if you wish. You can dispute the allegation that the offence occurred at all, or submit that there were extenuating circumstances …
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Red Light Law in NSW


If you are caught running a red light in NSW, you are liable for a fine and to have demerit points taken off your licence, which can result in disqualification. Red light offences are usually detected by purpose built red light cameras, which are mounted on traffic lights at intersections around NSW. If you have …