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

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...

Speeding Offences In NSW: What Is the Speed Limit If There Are No Signs?

Driving or riding in excess of the speed limit, or speeding, is one of the most frequently penalised traffic offences in New South Wales. According to Revenue NSW, the state government received more than $1.5 billion in revenue from fines...

‘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...

The Offence of Driver Not Having Proper Control of Vehicle in NSW

Police in Slovakia had to look twice when they spotted a car going over the speed limit - the speed camera photo showed a Golden Retriever behind the wheel!  The motorist later claimed the dog jumped into his lap moments...

‘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...

Does Tailgating Amount to a Traffic Offence?

Being stuck behind an unreasonably slow driver can be frustrating, especially if you are blocked in by traffic or travelling on a one-lane road. But it’s important to know that ‘tailgating’ - the act of driving too closely to the...

Can I Be Fined for Driving Too Slowly?

Ever been stuck behind a vehicle driving well below the speed limit on a one-lane road? We’ve all been there.  Of course, the best advice is not to take risks trying to overtake unsafely, and to recognise their may be...

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

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...

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...
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