Simon Corbell is warning the double demerits are kicking off this Friday and run for the rest of the year:
“Double demerit points will apply to speeding drivers from Friday 20 December 2013 to Wednesday1 January 2014 inclusive,” Mr Corbell said.
“Drivers who commit other 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 numbergiven.”
To encourage drivers to observe the seatbelt rules, both the ACT and NSW will apply double demerit points for seat belt offences. 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.
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“Speeding is one of the main causes of road deaths and serious accidents. If drivers exceed the speed limit this Christmas and New Year period by more 15 km/h and up to 30 km/h, six demerit points will be applied. Exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/h or more during this period will result in 12 demerit points being applied and the risk of licence suspension,” said Mr Corbell.