Speeding Fines How much in your State?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 22:34
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I havnt been pinged for over 10 years but I recently found out the fines here in WA are hadly what you would consider a deterent.
A young Lady picked me up for work a Weekk ago and proceeded to put the brain in Neutral. From the back seet I could see she was doing about 80 in the 60 zone. I was about to say something when she came to a school zone complete with flags, Crossing ladys kids on bikes, on feet etc. I expected her to slow down which she did a whole 12kph and was duly done by constable plod for 68kph in a school 40 zone.
The fine? A measly 150 bucks. I seem to remember fines in SA were higher than that for only a bit over and speeding that fast through a school zone would have been closer to 300 bucks and that was about 15 years ago.
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:03

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:03
$150 and 3-point’s I believe, takes 3 years to get the point’s back

1-9k $50
10-19 $150 2 or 3-point’s I think
20-30? $200 4 points I think
40K over you now lose the car and you Licence under the Hoon law Act i think.
In WA.

At least we are not like Victoria were you spend the hole time looking at your Speedo instead of the road.


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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:18

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:18
I dont think the points were an issue as she only had an NT driving license. They rarely have speed cameras in kalgoorlie and i dont see many speed traps. When the Highway Patrol are in town they seem to think it is a good use of their time to sit at the corner of Speculation and Maxwell drive to try and ping motorists exceeding the 50kph limit in an area with no housing and only parkland for about 1km
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 09:19

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 09:19
Davoe, got snapped twice in 1/2 hr. [nsw.] recently, you made a comment re. NT licence, snapped in WA, does that mean I wont lose 6 pts. been on a Qld. lic.??? ever hopeful!!...

Phil.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 10:08

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 10:08
Phil, I thought it didn't matter now were you lived or got fined. Plus if it was in Qld you'd now get double that as you got fined for speeding twice in one month. I heard on the news that's one of the latest deterants from Beattie.
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Follow Up By: Brian B (QLD) - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 10:37

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 10:37
Hi,

Current penalties in QLD for speeding are:

Less than 13 km/h over the speed limit:
$A100 + 1 demerit point.

At least 13 km/h but not more than 20 km/h over the speed limit: $A150 + 3 demerit points.

More than 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h over the speed limit: $A250 + 4 demerit points.

More than 30 km/h but not more than 40 km/h over the speed limit: $A350 + 6 demerit points.

More than 40km/h over the speed limit:
$A700 + 8 demerit points and 6 month suspension.

The government here has not yet implemented the double demerit point system although it looks likely they will in the very near future. With that apparently the fines will go up in dollar value as well.

With the national scheme I believe if you get pinched in another state then you are subject to that states demerit and fine system.

Have a good one.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 16:37

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 16:37
I think Davoe meant because she was from the NT she doesn’t have any point’s to loose you simply pay the fine and move on.

Know what you mean Davoe lived and worked in Kalgoorlie for a year, 2 years ago only place I sore anyone get done was on the by-pass road that runs adjacent to KCGM or Super-pit for everybody else.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:49

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:49
I am not sure about points. AFAIK Western Australia is different with its liscenses. I helad a national heavy vehicle liscense when i got here which was valid in every state to drive a semi except WA where I had to get it converted and hey presto I had a Road Train Liscense. I thas since been changed back to a semi liscense
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Reply By: mprice2233 - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 00:02

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 00:02
NSW RTA

NSW speeding fines
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 03:03

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 03:03
yep, I love living in N.S.W. but the laws suck. Driving through towns you spend more time watching your speedo than the roads due to constant speed limit changes. Modern cars have such touchy accelerator pedals that you have to constantly monitor your speed because a pothole, slight rise or dip in the road, the weight of your foot on the pedal etc change your speed. Atleast in the standard 80series diesel you have to put your foot down to go faster LOL!
Are we also the only state that you need an inspection before approval of rego?
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