Its that time of year again when double demerit points will apply in the ACT. This time round its from the first moment on Friday 21 December 2007 until the last moment on Tuesday 1 January 2008 inclusive.
All speeding offences and the following seatbelt offences attract DOUBLE demerit points during this period.
Seatbelt not adjusted/fastened driver
Not in adjusted/fastened/restraint (under 1yr)
Not in adjusted/fastened/restraint (over 1yr under 16)
In front seat no restraint/seatbelt (under 16)
As per usual its an attempt at reducing the christmas period road toll (nothing to do with revenue) and I do sometimes wonder if there would actually be more deaths if there weren’t double demerits. Come to think of it why there are so many categories of ‘not wearing your seatbelt’. Does anyone know if these offences normally carry different penalties?