Double Demerits during this Christmas and New Year’s break

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Double Demerits are in force from Midnight on Thursday19 December 2019 till Midnight on Wednesday 1 January 2020.

What does this mean?

Double demerits apply to traffic offences including speeding, not riding with a helmet when riding a bike, not wearing a seatbelt and using your phone whilst driving,which are committed during this period. However, double demerits do not apply to fines for exceeding speed limits on bicycles or small motorcycles that have engine capacity of 0-200ml.
For example, speeding 10 kms per/hr on a C class Motor Vehicle licence will incur 2 demerit points instead of 1 and a fine of $360. If you are caught using your phone whilst driving, you may be hit with 10 demerit points instead of 5 in addition to the fine of $344.
Double demerits apply to the state of NSW and ACT but not the other states or territories. Although the demerit points are doubled, the fine amount remains the same.
Your full licence carries 13 demerit points in total, it is important to be mindful of your current demerit points status and drive safely during this period. If you exceed your demerit points, you may be at risk of having your licence suspended for a period of 3 months minimum.

Experience the difference

If you have incurred any offences during this holiday break and have justifications regarding why you committed the offence or reasons why you require your licence if it is at risk of suspension, give us a call on (02) 9920 1787 to speak to one of our experienced traffic lawyers to defend your case.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years from our team at Pannu Lawyers. Pannu Lawyers will remain open throughout the Christmas break for any enquiries or legal issues that may arise.

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