Double demerits in place from Wednesday

20th Sep 2022

Double demerits will be in place for five days in NSW from Wednesday, 21 September until Sunday, 25 September inclusive. 
Please also be advised that students will be at school on Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 September 2022 and school zones will be in operation. Be mindful that additional penalties can apply for certain offences committed in school zones.
Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads to protect yourself, your loved ones and all road users.
During double demerit periods, double demerit points apply for speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seat belt and riding without a motorcycle helmet.
Double demerit periods typically fall during holiday periods or over long weekends. They run from midnight on the start date to midnight on the finish date and are enforced by police. 
Keep in mind that Mobile Phone Detection Cameras are active in NSW and the ACT and drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period will be hit with a $352 fine ($469 in a school zone) and 10 demerits.
Certain driving and parking offences attract an additional demerit point if committed in an operating school zone. Remember to always drive with care and attention through school zones. Be aware that failing to do so can come with heavy penalties.