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Police to issue heavy fines and double demerits during the double demerits period this Easter.

Double demerits start at MIDNIGHT: Your guide to where and when the police will be cracking down on the roads over Easter

  • Double demerits penalties to commence from April 18 to April 22
  • Police to enforce penalties in NSW, Western Australia and ACT
  • Motorists will be fined for speeding, using a mobile and not wearing a belt

Police are strictly advising motorists to obey the road rules during the Easter period – and are reminding them there will be stiff penalties for anyone who fails to do so.

Officers will be enforcing a double demerits period from April 18 to April 22 in New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Motorists caught speeding, illegally using their mobile phone, not wearing seatbelts and riding without a helmet will incur double demerits and hefty fines.

Motorists in NSW, Western Australia and the ACT are advised to strictly follow the road rules during the Easter period  (stock image of ACT Police)

Drivers in NSW can lose 10 demerit points and be fined $337 for using their mobile phone while driving.

The fine can increase up to $448 in a school zone.

In the ACT, the fine for the same offence could be $557 and a loss of six points. 

Motorcyclists riding without a helmet will lose six demerit points and have to pay a $337 fine.

Riders who carry a passenger without a helmet will lose 12 demerit points, and those with two passengers without helmets will lose 18 points and incur a $1085 fine. 

NSW drivers can invite a penalty of $337 and lose six demerit points for not wearing a seatbelt while driving. 

A driver with two unrestrained passengers is liable to lose 12 demerit points and pay $673 in fines.

The fine can increase to $1085 for three unrestrained passengers and $1422 for four unrestrained passengers.

A driver passing a school bus in NSW at more than 40km/h (over 45 km/h) will have to pay $3691 in fines and incur a loss of 12 demerit points (stock image)

A driver passing a school bus in NSW at more than 40km/h (over 45 km/h) will have to pay $3691 in fines and incur a loss of 12 demerit points (stock image)

Speeding drivers will also be targeted during the double demerit period.

A driver passing a school bus in NSW at more than 40km/h will have to pay $3691 in fines and incur a loss of 12 demerit points.

Drivers speeding over 10km/h will face a penalty of $353 and lose eight demerit points.

In Western Australia the same speeding fine (over 9km/h) is four demerit points and a $500 fine.  

The next demerit period will be enforced during the Anzac Day celebrations from April 24 to April 28, except Western Australia.

DOUBLE DEMERIT POINTS AND FINES FOR OFFENCES ON AUSTRALIAN ROADS 

ILLEGAL USE OF MOBILE PHONES 

New South Wales: 10 demerit points / $337 fine

Australian Capital Territory: 6 demerit points

Western Australia: 6 demerit points/ $400 fine 

NOT WEARING A HELMET 

New South Wales: 6 demerit points/ $337 

Australian Capital Territory: 6 demerit points

Western Australia: 0 demerit points/ $550 

NOT WEARING A SEATBELT 

New South Wales: 6 demerit points/ $330 fine 

Australian Capital Territory: 6 demerit points

Western Australia: 8 demerit points/ $550 fine 

SPEEDING OVER 10 KM/H 

New South Wales (exceed speed over 10 km/h): 6 demerit points/ $472 fine

Australian Capital Territory (exceeding the speed limit by less than 15 km/h): 2 demerit points

Western Australia (between 9km/h and 19km/h): 4 demerit points/ $200 fine 

SPEEDING OVER 40 KM/H 

New South Wales: 14 demerit points/ $3821 fine 

Australian Capital Territory (Exceeding the speed limit by 30 km/h but less than 45 km/h): 8 demerit points

Western Australia : 14 demerit points/ $1500

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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