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Removing Speed Camera Warning Signs: A Cash Cow for the Government

by Sonia Hickey
Government revenue from speeding fines has soared since its decision to remove warning signs for speed cameras. Late last year, the NSW Government decided to remove speed camera signs, to strip back vehicle markings and increase the time police and...

Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Sentenced in Court

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The man who filmed a police officer while she lay dying on the road after being hit by a truck could walk free from prison in the coming days, after receiving a backdated sentence of 10 months in prison. The...

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

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
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?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
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...

The Laws Relating to Driver Licence Suspensions, Disqualifications and Appeals

by Jason Koh
Traffic law is a complex area that can be a minefield for both those who are considering representing themselves in court and lawyers who are unfamiliar with, or inexperienced in, the field. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of some of the...

I’ve been issued with a traffic fine. What should I do next?

by Sonia Hickey
Red light cameras, speeding and using a mobile phone while at the wheel are all examples of driving offences in New South Wales which lead to hefty fines, while parking in the wrong spot or longer than permitted can also...

Driver Allegedly Filmed Dying Police Officer After Road Accident

by Sonia Hickey
The lawyers for a Victorian driver who allegedly filmed a dying police officer after a horrific road crash earlier this year are calling for many of the charges against their client to be withdrawn. In April 2020, 42-year old Richard...

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...
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