Double demerits start at midnight

johnboy 22 December 2011 7

Andrew Barr is warning that double demerits for driving offences are kicking off tonight.

Double demerits will apply from 12.01am on Friday 23 December 2011 until midnight Monday 2 January 2012 inclusive.

Double demerit points will apply to all seatbelt related offences across the ACT and New South Wales. This means that six points can be applied to the licence of any driver not wearing a seatbelt or a driver who permits children to travel in a vehicle without being restrained in a seatbelt or child restraint.

Speeding remains one of the main causes of road deaths and serious accidents in the ACT.

If drivers exceed the speed limit this festive season by more than 15km/h and up to 30km/h, 6 demerit points will be applied. Exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/h or more during this period will result in 12 demerit points and the risk of licence suspension.

Also drivers who commit offences such as running red lights, failing to stop at stop signs or using a hand-held mobile phone while driving will receive one extra demerit point on top of the usual number given.

So you’ve been warned.

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7 Responses to Double demerits start at midnight
bundah bundah 5:12 pm 21 Dec 12

johnboy said :

Do you know what year it is?

Of course everyone knows it’s 2011 🙂

DJY DJY 4:52 pm 21 Dec 12

oops! sorry all… was searching and had multiple pages open.

Guess this year we have:
Double demerits will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences. Double demerit points will be effective from the first instance today (Friday, December 21) until midnight January 1, 2013.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 4:43 pm 21 Dec 12

johnboy said :

Do you know what year it is?

It’s the Year of the Second Inception, twelth year in the Century of the Anchovy; everyone knows that.

bundah bundah 3:52 pm 21 Dec 12

They really don’t know what day it is do they?

DJY DJY 3:35 pm 21 Dec 12

Mmm official media release gets the date wrong? I assume it starts today, Fri the 21 Dec not the 23rd?

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