New South Wales will move to 5 days of Double Demerit Points on the roads over the Easter long-weekend. From Thursday the 1st of April until the end of Monday the 5th of April, motorists who break the road rules will receive double the usual demerit point penalty for their actions, in addition to any fine incurred by the Act.
Not only will the holiday break see the punishment for fines increased, more police will be on the roads in order to enforce the rules. The NSW Government has also brought in more tools to assist them with enforcement of these rules – unmarked speed cameras as well as mobile phone detection cameras are now in place across the state.
What are the Penalties this Easter Long Weekend?
Demerit points can quickly add up and restrict your ability to drive – and a double demerit point weekend can see your entire licence wiped out in the blink of an eye. The penalties this weekend for some common offences are:
- Drive using mobile phone when not permitted – 10 Demerit points and $349 fine
- Driver not wearing seatbelt – 6 Demerit points and $349 fine
- Exceed speed over 30 km/h (Vehicle under 4.5 tonnes) – 10 Demerit points and $935 fine
Brady and Associates have years of experience in defending against criminal and traffic offences. We can help you argue against your charges or downgrade your penalty so that you can get your licence back as soon as possible and get back to work. We have a great success record for achieving Section 10’s (where no conviction is recorded for the offence), as well as turning over licence suspensions and disqualifications.
Stay safe over the Easter weekend and remember to contact Brady and Associates if you or anyone you know gets in trouble on the road.