I have been fined for driving on the footpath. To add insult to injury it was handed out by a bicycle cop who at the time "didn't know if I can write a ticket for this". Run down of the situation.... Was riding (slowly) down what in my opinion isn't a road or a footpath. For anyone that parks in t he CBD you may know of the large bike parking area out side the price water house cooper building next to the on ramp to the Anzac bridge. The "area" which i was riding on is literally overflowing with parked bikes on a daily basis. There are "no parking" signs on one side but it seems odd to me that they would put no parking signs on something that was not actually a road. Anyway I politely tell the guy I was just turning round and had no idea it was even a footpath. He said he wasn't sure if he could book me or issue me a warning so he took down my details and pedaled off into the distance. Today I received a hand written envelope containing a $258 demerit fine for "drive on footpath" my "bike blue honda". So I have a few questions: 1. How many demerit points is it for? 2. Does anyone have any advice on challenging this? 3. If they don't fill in certain fields such as DOB on the fine is it still valid? On a side note does anyone know how often you regain points in NSW on a full license? Sorry for the thesis-length post!