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Sep 27 2017

Speeding Fines and Other Penalties in Queensland


A selection of Fines and Demerit Points for Motoring Offences in Queensland

What happens when you reach 12 Demerit Points in Queensland

If you hold a Queensland open licence you may receive a warning letter when you gain at least 7 demerit points in a 3 year period.

If 12 or more demerit points are recorded against your traffic history in a 3 year period, you will have to choose between:

  • having your open licence suspended for a requisite period
  • agreeing to continue driving under a period of good behaviour for 1 year.

Fines and Demerit Points in Queensland at September 2017

$168 plus 1 point: Driving less than 13 km/h over the speed limit
$252 plus 3 point: Driving at least 13 km/h, but not more than 20 km/h, over the speed limit
$420 plus 4 point: Driving more than 20 km/h, but not more than 30 km/h, over the speed limit
$588 plus 6 point: Driving more than 30 km/h, but not more than 40 km/h, over the speed limit
$1177 plus 8 point: Driving more than 40km/h over the speed limit

$378 plus 3 point: Driver failing to ensure a passenger at least 16 years wears a seat belt properly adjusted and fastened
$378 plus 3 point: Driver failing to ensure a passenger at least 16 years occupies seating position fitted with seatbelt

$378 plus 3 point: Driver of a vehicle using a mobile phone (other than in a parked vehicle)

$100 plus 2 point: Failing to keep left on a road (other than a multi-lane road or a road with 2 or more lines of traffic)
$  75 plus 2 point: Driving in the right lane on a multi-lane road with a signposted speed limit more than 80 km/h (without an excuse)

$504 plus 2 point: Depositing or dropping injurious matter on a road

$294 plus 1 point: Following too closely to the vehicle in front

$100 plus 2 point: Making a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights

$  75 plus 2 point: Increasing speed when being overtaken

$378 plus 3 point: Failing to leave 1m when passing a bicycle in a 60km/h or less speed zone

Source: www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/fines/demerit/points






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