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What is a Good Behaviour Licence in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Holders of unrestricted driver licences in New South Wales may elect to obtain a good behaviour licence rather than serve out their driver licence suspensions. What is a good behaviour licence in New South Wales? Section 36 of the Road...

Can I Appeal an On-the-Spot Driver Licence Suspension?

by Ugur Nedim
Police in New South Wales are empowered to immediately suspend a person’s driver licence in certain situations. This power is contained in section 224 of the Road Transport Act 2014, which provides that a police officer may issue an on-the-spot...

When Can NSW Police Immediately Suspend My Driver Licence?

by Ugur Nedim
An immediate driver licence suspension, also known as an on-the-spot suspension, is available to police officers in New South Wales in a range of situations. These situations are listed in section 224(1) of the Road Transport Act 2013 and are...

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...

Fairer Fines for Social Security Recipients

by Sonia Hickey
Just when many thought the NSW Government didn’t have a heart, it has introduced a new policy that will enable financially strapped residents to have their fines halved. The extra good news is that the changes will take effect from...

What is the Defence of Necessity?

by Ugur Nedim
Police have reported that just after 5pm on Friday, 27 March 2020, police sought to pull over an Audi case that was being driven on Greenacre Road in Greenacre, south-western Sydney. According to police, the vehicle accelerated to at least...

I’ve Received a Fine in NSW, What Happens Now?

by Jarryd Bartle
Receiving a fine is already a frustrating experience, but struggling to find out how to pay your fine or to check your balance can make things even worse. Here’s some general information about what fines are, how to check if...

How Does the NSW Demerit Point Suspension Scheme Work?

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
At around 1 am on Christmas day this year, NSW Central West highway patrol officers pulled over a Nissan Skyline on the Newell Highway near Parkes to randomly breathalyse the driver. However, on checking the details of his licence, officers...

Double Demerits Over the Easter Long Weekend

by Sonia Hickey
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...

Government May Remove Speed Camera ‘Warning’ Signs

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
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...
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