Double Demerits dates 2022 - NSW and ACT public holidays

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

We remind motorists in NSW and the ACT that double demerits apply for four days over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend from Friday 10 June to Monday 13 June inclusive.

Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads to protect yourself, your loved ones and all road users.

During double demerit periods, double demerit points apply for speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seat belt and riding without a motorcycle helmet.

Double demerit periods typically fall during holiday periods or over long weekends. They run from midnight on the start date to midnight on the finish date and are enforced by police. 

Keep in mind that Mobile Phone Detection Cameras are active in NSW and the ACT and drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period will be hit with a $352 fine ($469 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.

You can check your demerit points here.

2022 NSW Public holiday period

2022 NSW Double demerit periods

 Queen's Birthday  10 June to 13 June 2022 inclusive
 Labour Day  30 September to 3 October 2022 inclusive
 Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day  23 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 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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