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Speeding offences

Speed limits are posted on road signs and marked on roads. When a motorist drives between 1-9 km/h in excess of the speed limit, the penalty is $180 and 1 demerit point. If the motorist exceeds the speed limit by 10-24 km/h the fine is $289 and 3 demerit points.

If the motorist exceeds the speed limit by 25-29 km/h the penalty consists of a fine amounting to $397, 4 demerit points and 1 month automatic licence suspension.

When a motorist drives in exceeds the speed limit by 30-34 km/h, the penalties are a fine in the amount of $469, 4 demerit points and an automatic licence suspension for one month. When the motorist exceeds the speed limit by 35-39 km/h, the penalties are a fine in the amount of $541, 6 demerit points and 6 months’ automatic licence suspension.

When the motorist drives exceeding the speed limit by 40-44 km/h, the penalty is a fine of $614, 6 demerit points and automatic licence suspension for 6 months. When a motorist drives exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/h or more, the penalty is a fine of $722, 8 demerit points and a one year automatic licence suspension.

Common demerit point offences

No. of points

  • Drink driving offences if the driver licence or learner permit has not been cancelled

10

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/h or more*

8

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 35 km/h or more but less than 45 km/h*

6

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 25 km/h or more but less than 35 km/

4

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 10 km/h or more but less than 25 km/h

3

  • Exceed speed limit by less than 10km/h*

1

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.

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