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Which Offences Can Be Captured By Traffic Enforcement Cameras?

By Emma Starr Traffic enforcement cameras seem to be everywhere on our roads these days, whether in the form of red light cameras, fixed or mobile speed cameras, combined red-light speed cameras, mobile phone detection cameras or bus lane cameras....

‘Safe Drivers’ Will Soon Have One Demerit Point Erased

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...

Teen Sentenced to Imprisonment for Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

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

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...

To Which Traffic Offences Do Double-Demerit Points Apply?

Double-demerit points will be in force for four days over this long weekend as New South Wales celebrates the King’s birthday, with a public holiday on Monday 12 June, 2023.  When are double demerits in force? Double-demerits will be in...

I Got a Fine for Running a Red Light, But I Stopped. Can I Fight It?

There’s nothing worse than misjudging the amber traffic light whilst driving, slamming on the brakes to stop as soon as it turns red and noticing the sudden flash of a red light camera. Here’s an outline of the rules regarding...

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

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 I Be Fined for Not Stopping at a Yellow Traffic Light in NSW?

Many drivers typically think that the yellow traffic light, sometimes known as the ‘amber light’ is a bit of a ‘grey’ area in terms of traffic offences. Some believe it’s ok to go through, others believe that you need to...

Are My Demerit Points Deleted When I’m Suspended or Disqualified from Driving?

The demerit point scheme in New South Wales is regulated by Part 3.2 of the Road Transport Act 2013, and its related regulations. How many demerit points do I have to accrue before I am suspended from driving? The law states...

How long does it take to get demerit points back in New South Wales?

The demerit point scheme was introduced in 1969 across all states and territories in order to encourage safe driving. In New South Wales the demerit point scheme is regulated by  Part 3.2 of the Road Transport Act 2013. In this...
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