Penalties

Written by Canrone Cochin

Road laws and road rules help keep our roads safe for everyone.
If you break them, you put yourself and other road users at risk.
That’s why penalties apply – to encourage drivers to follow the
rules and keep driving safely.
Penalties range from fines and demerit points to losing your
licence and going to prison. The penalty reflects the safety risk
of the offence. For example, offences that can cause serious
injury or death, such as speeding or drink driving, have more
severe penalties.
Fines
There are fines for every type of driving offence – for example,
parking illegally, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, driving
a vehicle that’s not registered, or not complying with your
licence restrictions.
You can get a penalty notice on the spot or in the post and you
have to pay a fine. The fine amount depends on the offence. If it’s
a serious offence, you may have to go to court.
See Pay your fine at revenue.nsw.gov.au
Unpaid fines
If you do not pay a fine by the due date, your driver licence can be
suspended and/or your vehicle registration can be cancelled.
If you cannot pay the full amount, you may be able to set up a
payment plan at revenue.nsw.gov.au


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Negligent or dangerous driving

Written by Canrone Cochin

Negligent or dangerous driving causes many crashes on NSW roads each year. Negligent or dangerous means driving without the due care and attention reasonably expected of a driver. It puts you, other drivers, and the public at risk and can result in serious injury or death. You can prevent these situations when you learn driving from driving schools, Bondi.

 

 

The rules

You must not drive a vehicle on a road negligently or at a speed or in a manner dangerous to the public.

Penalties

If you drive negligently, you can get a fine and demerit points. If you drive at a speed or in a manner dangerous to the public, or cause death or injury due to negligent driving, penalties include:


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Getting your driver licence

Written by Canrone Cochin

To get a full (unrestricted) Car (C) driver license, you need to go through three license stages:

  • Learner license (Ls)
  • Provisional P1 license (red Ps)
  • Provisional P2 license (green Ps).

Along the way, you need to pass three tests:

  • Driver Knowledge Test (DKT)
  • Hazard Perception Test (HPT)
  • Driving Test.

There’s a fee for each license and test. See Fees at roads-maritime.transport.nsw.gov.au

This is called the Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) and it aims to help you become a safe and low-risk driver. It takes at least 4 years to get a full license if you’re aged under 25, or at least 3 years if you're over 25.


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