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Double Demerit Points

Double demerit periods were introduced in 1997 in NSW.  By law, double demerit periods must be advertised and awareness campaigns are co-ordinated with traditional enforcement and increased police numbers. The demerit point system provides an incentive for drivers to improve their driving behaviour, obey road rules and comply with NSW traffic laws. The double demerit point scheme applies for the following types of offences:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal use of mobile phones
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Riding without a helmet

Public Holiday Period 

Double Demerit Points 

 Australia Day  25 to 29 January 2017
 Easter  13 to 17 April 2017
 Anzac  21 to 25 April 2017
 Queen's Birthday  9 to 12 June 2017
 Labour Day  29 September to 2 October 2017
 Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day  22 December 2017 to 1 January 2018


 Further information: Double Demerit Points