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Speeding And Its Consequences

It has been proven time after time that speeding is the number one cause of fatal crashes on our roads. Slowing down and taking extra care by driving safely is the best way to reduce road crashes and fatalities.

The higher the speed you travel at, the less time you have to detect and respond to hazards. When you’re new behind the wheel, you need more time to assess different situations and hazards. Research has shown that even travelling 5km/h over a 60km/h speed limit can double the risk of an injury if you become involved in an accident. For this reason more restrictions are placed on new drivers to keep them safer on the road. It is important to be aware of these rules so you avoid fines, a loss of license or even worse, an accident.

  • Leaner and Red P platers can have their licence suspended for at least three months for any speeding offence.

  • Green P platers can have their licence suspended for three months for a second speeding offence.

  • Leaner and P plate drivers receive a minimum 4 demerit points penalty and a fine for any speeding offence.

  • Speeding during school zones carries further loss of points and fines.

  • Learner and P plate licence holders can have their licence suspended on the spot if they are speeding more than 30km/h over the speed limit.

The simple solution for avoiding any loss of points or fines is to be a safe and considerate driver. Like most things in life, it takes time and practice to become a confident driver on the road. The best thing any driver can do is to slow down and travel at a speed that is safe for the conditions.

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