Speeding violations are considered one of the most common violations for drivers around New South Wales. Albeit many consider it a hassle and nuisance, knowing about the driving rules and regulations is a necessary road safety measure that’s for the protection of all drivers.

The following are the traffic and speeding offences and penalties that can be imposed on drivers and can cause revocation of licenses.

 

Speeding Penalties

The punishment imposed on a driver for speeding is determined by a variety of different elements, including but not limited to:

  • Type of vehicle at the time of apprehension
  • License type you possess
  • Number of kilometres driven over the speed limit
  • The severity of your case – whether it will be done through a court hearing or a simple penalty notice

 

Penalties for Speeding in NSW

Below is the list of penalties for individuals violating the speed limit, the payable fine amount and the number of demerits that will be incurred:

 

CLASS A MOTOR VEHICLE

Speeding ViolationPayable Fine      Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Surpass speed 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence)$2803
Surpass speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence)    $1214
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence)$2804
Exceed speed over 20 km/h$4814
Exceed speed over 30 km/h$9205
Exceed speed over 45 km/h$2,4826

CLASS B MOTOR VEHICLE

Speeding ViolationPayable Fine    Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence)    $3601
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence)$3604
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence)$4813
Exceed speed over 20 km/h$5994
Exceed speed over 30 km/h$9205
Exceed speed over 45 km/h$2,4826

CLASS C MOTOR VEHICLE

Speeding ViolationPayable Fine    Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence)    $3601
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence)$4814
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence)$4813
Exceed speed over 20 km/h$5994
Exceed speed over 30 km/h$1,4415
Exceed speed over 45 km/h$3,7626

 

 

Penalties for Speeding School Zones in NSW

Passing a school bus at high speeds also leads to penalties. They include the following:

 

FOR CLASS A MOTOR VEHICLES:

Speeding ViolationPayable Fine    Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Pass a school bus at more than 40 km/h – 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence)$1214
Pass a school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence)    $2803
Pass a school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence)$2804
Pass a school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 20 km/h$4814
Pass a school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 30 km/h$9205
Pass a school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 45 km/h$2,4826

 

 

FOR CLASS B MOTOR VEHICLES:

Speeding ViolationPayable Fine    Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Pass a school bus at more than 40 km/h – 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence)    $3601

 

 

Parking Offenses in School Zones in NSW

When it comes to school zone parking offences, you should be wary as well. You could incur more severe penalties for committing an offence within the designated area. To give you a better idea, listed below are some of the parking offences and their hefty fines:

 

School Zone ViolationPayable Fine    Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Stopping within 20 m of an intersection with traffic lights $4642
Stopping within 10 m of intersection with no traffic lights    $4642
Stopping near bike crossing lights$464 2
Obstructing route through ramps, passageways and paths  $349 2
Not parallel parked in the direction of road travel$3492
Parallel parking near the dividing line$3492

 

 

Court Penalties

In the most severe cases, speeding offences can be brought to court if deemed so. This is where you’ll be paying a huge fine. There is also a possibility that the court can rule over your license being disqualified for a specified period of time.

Below is the list of violations that could lead you to court, as well as their respective fines and penalties:

 

Speeding Violation

Maximum Payable Fine 

Period of License Disqualification
Light Vehicles    Heavy Vehicles    
Exceeding Speed Limit by:N/A
Not more than 10 km/h$2,200$2,200N/A
Above 10 km/h but less  than 20 km/h  $2,200$2,200N/A
Above 20 km/h but less than 30 km/h$2,200$2,200N/A 
Above 30 km/h but less than 45 km/h$2,200$2,200Minimum of 3 months
Above 45 km/h$2,200$3,300Minimum of 6 months

 

 

Learner, P1 or P2 Licence Holder Penalties for Speeding in NSW

For any speeding offence incurred, learner P1 and P2 drivers will have their license banned for at least three months. The violations for this classification are as follows:

 

Speeding ViolationPayable Fine    Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Less than 10 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 licence holder)$1234
Less than 10 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 in a school zone)$2035
Above 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 licence holder)$2854
Above 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 in school zone)    $3655
Above 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h$4894
Above 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 in school zone)$6095
30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h$9355
30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 in school zone)$11796
45 km/h and over$25206
45 km/h and over (Learner, P1 or P2 in a school zone)$26767

 

 

Red Light Camera Offenses

In addition to the listed offences, red light offences are another way of tracking drivers who are violating the speed limit. This is done by identifying cars that beat the red light or those who are speeding through the road.

In normal scenarios of being caught on camera beating the red light, you will be mailed an infringement ticket from the Revenue NSW. The fine for this speeding violation is listed below:

 

Speeding ViolationPayable Fine    Number of Demerit Points Incurred
Red light violation of any kind    $4643 (Double demerits for violations on long weekends and holidays)

 

 

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