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Demerit poitns to be lowered.

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Liq, Nov 14, 2008.

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  1. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24650516-29277,00.html

    Speeding demerits for minor offences to be relaxed

    AAP

    November 14, 2008 12:56pm



    DEMERIT points for minor speeding offences in New South Wales will be reduced.
    Drivers are currently penalised three demerit points for exceeding a speed limit by less than 15 kilometres per hour, with a total of 12 points within two years resulting in cancellation of their licence.

    With points penalties commonly doubled during long-weekend holidays, this can mean a driver loses his or her licence for just two minor offences.

    "We will change the law," Roads Minister Michael Daly said today.

    "Three points for exceeding the speed limit from 0 to 15 (km/h) will be reduced, and I'll be coming back with a comprehensive proposal to make motoring fairer for people in NSW," he said.



    thoughts? I think its brilliant, and sensible, should come into effect EVERYWHERE.
     
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  2. Sorry, TonyE has already posted this under the "[NSW] And it's not even April 1st" heading, mate.

    And its an inaccurate quote, too, the demerit period is three years, not two.
     
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  3. NSW has for a long time had harsher penalties than Victoria (balanced by a somewhat less rabid enforcement policy). So I guess it isn't that surprising that they have decided to standardise a bit.

    Fairer... yes I'd say it is.
     
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  4. nsw is fcuked, 3 pts is 12-20 in qld and 15-30 in nt.
     
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  5. Already a thread on this.
    Topic was not state specific.
    Very naughty OP
     
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