Everything you need to know about speeding charges

Demerit point scheme, Road rules, Uncategorized

Speeding

 

Speeding is one of the major factors contributing to road fatalities in NSW and are dealt with, strictly. You can be fined, receive demerit points and also license suspension if the speed limit is more than 30 km/h.

Penalties for speeding in NSW:

The list below shows the penalties for light vehicles for speeding offence in NSW:

Full License:

Exceed Speed Limit

 

Fines Demerits License Suspension
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under $116 1
Exceed speed over 10 km/h but under 20 km/h $269 3
Exceed speed over 20 km/h but under 30 km/h $462 4
Exceed speed over 30 km/h but under 45 km/h $884 5 3 months (minimum)
Exceed speed over 45 km/h 2,384 6 6 months (minimum)

 

Learners, P1 and P2 license:

Learner and P1 license holders get 3 months minimum suspension for ANY speeding offence. They face immediate suspension and confiscation of their licence for speeding more than 30 km/h over the speed limit.

Exceed Speed Limit

 

Fines Demerits License Suspension

(Learner, P1)

Exceed speed 10 km/h and under $116 4 3 month (minimum)
Exceed speed over 10 km/h but under 20 km/h $269 4 3 month (minimum)
Exceed speed over 20 km/h but under 30 km/h $462 4 3 month (minimum)
Exceed speed over 30 km/h but under 45 km/h $884 5 3 month (minimum)
Exceed speed over 45 km/h 2,384 6 3 month (minimum)

 

School Zone:

The fines and demerit points increase if the offence is committed in a school zone on school operating days. These include the school development days, when some students attend school.

Double demerit points can also apply when school zones are in operation during holiday periods.

Full License:

Exceed Speed Limit

 

Fines Demerits License Suspension
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under $192 2
Exceed speed over 10 km/h but under 20 km/h $346 4
Exceed speed over 20 km/h but under 30 km/h $576 5
Exceed speed over 30 km/h but under 45 km/h $1,115 6 3 month (minimum)
Exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,530 7 6 month (minimum)

 

Court Penalty:

If you are convicted by a court then, the following penalties can apply:

Exceed Speed Limit Maximum fine for light vehicles Disqualification (minimum)
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under $2,200  
Exceed speed over 10 km/h but under 20 km/h $2,200  
Exceed speed over 20 km/h but under 30 km/h $2,200  
Exceed speed over 30 km/h but under 45 km/h $2,200 3 months
Exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,530 6 months

 

In case you have been caught speeding by a fixed speed camera or mobile speed camera unit, you will receive a penalty notice in the mail, and it is possible to dispute the fines in court if you think you have not done it.

If you have been caught on the spot by a police officer, they do not have to issue a ticket but, do have some discretion to take circumstances into account.

What to do when pulled over:

If you are pulled over for speeding, you must be aware of what to say, as everything is being recorded and it can hinder your scope of success in future. You must think carefully before you say anything.

If you are not sure if you were speeding, it is best not to admit or say anything at all. The police radar detection equipment is not always infallible. In many cases, the infringement can be fought in court. But an admission of the offence can reduce your chances of success.

If you have been booked for speeding, it is not compulsory to accept the ticket. In certain circumstances, the speeding fines can be fought successfully or even withdrawn before they reach court.

If you have been caught speeding, it is best to get advice from an experienced traffic lawyer before going any further.

How can Sydney Traffic Lawyers help?

Our traffic lawyers will carefully consider your case, advise you on all your legal options, and recommend the best way forward. Call us now on 02 8059 7121 or 24/7 on 0420 998 650 to speak with one of our traffic lawyers.