When do double demerit points apply?
The June long weekend double demerit point period is Midnight Thursday 8 June to midnight Monday 12 June (or Friday 9 to Monday 12 June inclusive).
There is also a school day on Friday 9 June 2017 so be particularly careful on that day.
So what is the penalty?
The double demerit point scheme applies for the following types of offences:
- Speeding - will be 6 points for a fully licensed driver going between 10km and 20km over the limit
- Illegal use of mobile phones - will be 8 points for this period
- Not wearing a seatbelt - 6 points per seatbelt
- Riding without a helmet - 6 points
However on the school day (Monday 24 April) in a school zone, the penalties for speeding would be higher and would be as follows:
- Speeding - will be 8 points for a fully licensed driver going between 10km and 20km over the limit
- Speeding - will be 10 points for a learner or provisional licence driver going less than 10km over the limit
What is a school day?
We have written a separate article about that, as it is a longer issue. You can read that article by clicking on the blue button to the right.
Who can help?
Bruce Coode has been helping clients with their drivers license problems for decades, and he can give you realistic answers in plain English explaining what your penalties might be, and whether you can fight them. Your first half hour appointment is free, if he can't help you then it won't cost you anything. If he can help you, he can tell you what your options are and how much that will cost. It doesn't hurt to sit down with him and discuss your matter.
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