Five days of double demerits over Easter 2021

Double Demerits Dates in NSW my nrma
Double Demerits Dates in NSW my nrma

We remind motorists in NSW and the ACT to drive safely over the Easter holidays and to remember that double demerits are in place for five days from Thursday 1 April 2021 to Monday 5 April 2021 inclusive.

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. 

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 $349 fine ($464 in a school zone) and 10 demerits.

Certain driving and parking offences attract an additional demerit point if committed in an operating school zone. Remember to always drive with care and attention through school zones. Be aware that failing to do so can come with heavy penalties.

Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads. You can check your demerit points here.

2021 NSW Public holiday period

2021 NSW Double demerit periods

Australia Day
22 January 2021 to 26 January 2021 inclusive
 Easter  1 April to 5 April 2021 inclusive
 Queen's Birthday 11 June to 14 June 2021 inclusive
 Labour Day 1 October to 4 October 2021 inclusive
 Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day 24 December 2021 to 3 January 2022 inclusive


According to the RMS website, any active demerits points you've accrued will remain on your record for a total of 3 years and 4 months.

While the fines may be hefty, only the points are doubled during double demerit periods.

Not all states and territories were created equal when it comes to copping double demerit points. Only NSW and ACT have double demerit points in place during holiday periods, while Victoria has never had double demerits.

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