Do you know what the Victorian mandatory penalties for speeding are??? The info below is paraphrased from www.trafficlaw.com.au (Victorian focussed site) and vicroads. Exceeding speed limit by: >1km/h to 9km/h = 1 demerit point. >10km/h to 24km/h = 3 demerit points. >25km/h to 34km/h = 1month mandatory licence suspension + 4 demerit points. >35km/h to 44km/h = 6months mandatory licence suspension + 6 demerit points >45km/h = 12months mandatory licence suspension + 8 demerit points. Vicroads is unclear about whether the limits fully apply in 110km/h zones, but the traffic law website says that travelling at 130km/h to 134km/h in 110km/h zone attracts 1month mandatory suspension + 3 demerit points penalty. Presumably from 135km/h onwards the penalty limits above apply as if it was a 100km/h zone. Once pinged, the system is set up that there's NO arguing extenuating circumstances (it's possible a life or death circumstance might fly), or going to court to get a drive for work licence or any of the reasonable stuff from years of old. Magistrate's hands are tied. If you take an infringement to court and lose, the magistrate is bound by law to apply the mandatory sentence. The only reason to take an infringement to court is to get the chance for a legal eagle to review the police case - there may be grounds to lower the infringement class or get the infringement thrown out on a technicality. Them's the stark reality facts of this fine state Victoria. Yeh yeh yeh, don't speed, yadda yadda yadda. :blah: A solid citizen, who has a momentary rush of blood, will lose their right to drive for some period of time. The flow on consequences could be catastrophic for them and their family - loss of job, failure to pay mortgage, stress for the whole family etc etc. ...which makes me wonder, are these laws really serving our society well??? Sure there is a message that the government is trying to give about speeding (don't get me started!), but discretion to apply a penalty in kind, e.g., community service, zero demerit period, licence use restrictions, suspended sentence etc, would get the message across and be far more constructive to our society :-k Anyway... incase you didn't know the state of play, now you know. This has been a robsalvv NR community announcement.