We remind motorists in NSW and the ACT to drive safely and to remember that double demerits are in place for four days over the Queen's Birthday long weekend (Friday 5 June to Monday 8 June inclusive). There are additional penalties for people caught breaking the law in school zones on Friday 5 June as this is an active school day.
Double demerit points apply for speeding, seat belt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences during holiday periods and run from midnight on the start date to midnight on the finish date.
Please also be aware that this is the second double demerit period in which active Mobile Phone Detection Cameras are being enforced and fines issued. Drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period will be hit with a $457 fine and 10 demerits.
School Zone warning
School zone speed limits will still apply on Friday 5 June and fall with the double demerit period. The consequences of failing to know this could be severe. Offences in school zones on Friday will include:
- Four points and $200 fine speeding 10 km/hr or under
- Eight demerit points and $360 fine for speeding over 10/km/hr
There are also many other offences that can be penalised in a school zone, albeit without incurring double demerit points, with some acts carry a heavier penalty than if they were committed elsewhere.
Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads. You can check your demerit points here.