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ROAD TRANSPORT (DRIVER LICENSING) REGULATION 2017 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 – National schedule of demerit point offences

(Clause 71 (1) and (3))

Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW)
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Provision creating offence Description of offence Standard demerit points Long weekend demerit points
Section 228 (1) Driving heavy vehicle while fatigued 3 3
Section 250 (1) Solo driver under standard hours working for more than the maximum work time or resting for less than minimum rest time:
(a) in case of a severe risk breach 3 3
(b) in case of a critical risk breach 4 4
Section 251 (1) Two-up driver under standard hours working for more than the maximum work time or resting for less than minimum rest time:
(a) in case of a severe risk breach 3 3
(b) in case of a critical risk breach 4 4
Section 254 (1) Solo driver under BFM hours working for more than the maximum work time or resting for less than minimum rest time:
(a) in case of a severe risk breach 3 3
(b) in case of a critical risk breach 4 4
Section 256 (1) Two-up driver under BFM hours working for more than the maximum work time or resting for less than minimum rest time:
(a) in case of a severe risk breach 3 3
(b) in case of a critical risk breach 4 4
Section 258 (1) Driver under AFM hours working for more than the maximum work time or resting for less than minimum rest time:
(a) in case of a severe risk breach 3 3
(b) in case of a critical risk breach 4 4
Section 260 (1) Driver under exemption hours working for more than the maximum work time or resting for less than minimum rest time:
(a) in case of a severe risk breach 3 3
(b) in case of a critical risk breach 4 4
Section 529 Using heavy vehicle contrary to defect notice:
(a) in case of a minor defect notice 1 1
(b) in case of a major defect notice 3 3

Road Rules 2014
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Provision creating offence Description of offence Standard demerit points Long weekend demerit points
Rule 20, in the case of:• a class A motor vehicle that is not in a school zone, or• a class B or class C motor vehicle that is not in a school zone and where evidence of average speed between detection points is not used to establish the offence,but not where the applicable speed limit is specified by rule 24-1, 24-2, 24-3 or 24-4 Exceeding speed limit:
(a) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 45km/h 6 12
(b) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 30km/h but not exceeded by more than 45km/h 5 10
(c) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 20km/h but not exceeded by more than 30km/h 4 8
(d) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 10km/h but not exceeded by more than 20km/h (otherwise than by the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 3 6
(e) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 10km/h but not exceeded by more than 20km/h (in the case of the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 4 8
(f) where the speed limit is exceeded by not more than 10km/h (otherwise than by the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 1 2
(g) where the speed limit is exceeded by not more than 10km/h (in the case of the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 4 8
Rule 20, in the case of:• a class A motor vehicle in a school zone, or• a class B or class C motor vehicle that is in a school zone or where evidence of average speed between detection points is used to establish the offence,but not where the applicable speed limit is specified by rule 24-1, 24-2, 24-3 or 24-4 Exceeding speed limit:
(a) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 45km/h 7 14
(b) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 30km/h but not exceeded by more than 45km/h 6 12
(c) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 20km/h but not exceeded by more than 30km/h 5 10
(d) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 10km/h but not exceeded by more than 20km/h (otherwise than by the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 4 8
(e) where the speed limit is exceeded by more than 10km/h but not exceeded by more than 20km/h (in the case of the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 5 10
(f) where the speed limit is exceeded by not more than 10km/h (otherwise than by the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 2 4
(g) where the speed limit is exceeded by not more than 10km/h (in the case of the holder of a learner licence, provisional P1 licence or provisional P2 licence) 5 10
Rule 27, 28 (1), 28 (1A), 29, 31, 32 (1) or 33 Turning improperly 2 2
Rule 37, 39, 40, 41 or 42 (except in school zone) Make unlawful U-turn 2 2
Rule 37, 39, 40, 41 or 42 (in school zone) Make unlawful U-turn 3 3
Rule 38, 62, 63 (3) or 64 (except in school zone) Failing to give way 3 3
Rule 38, 62, 63 (3) or 64 (in school zone) Failing to give way 4 4
Rule 46 (1) or 48 (1), but only in the circumstances referred to in rule 46 (3) or 48 (3) respectively Not give proper signal when driving out from side of road 2 2
Rule 46 (1) or 48 (1) (but only in the circumstances referred to in rule 46 (2) or 48 (2) respectively), 53, 112, 113, 117 or 118 (1) Changing direction or stopping without signalling 2 2
Rule 56 or 59, but only at traffic lights other than traffic lights at toll booths or in school zones Disobeying traffic light 3 3
Rule 56 or 59, but only at traffic lights in school zones, other than traffic lights at toll booths Disobeying traffic light 4 4
Rule 57, 60, 60A, 61 or 63 (2) (except at level crossing or in school zone) Disobeying traffic light 3 3
Rule 57, 60, 60A, 61 or 63 (2) (in school zone but not at level crossing) Disobeying traffic light 4 4
Rule 66 (except at level crossing), 281, 282, 284, 286 (2) or 286 (3) Disobeying traffic light 3 3
Rule 65 (2) (a), 80 or 81 (2) (except in school zone) Failing to stop or give way at pedestrian, children's or marked crossing 3 3
Rule 65 (2) (a), 80 or 81 (2) (in school zone) Failing to stop or give way at pedestrian, children's or marked crossing 4 4
Rule 65 (2) (b) (except in school zone) Obstruct pedestrian--flashing yellow light 3 3
Rule 65 (2) (b) (in school zone) Obstruct pedestrian--flashing yellow light 4 4
Rule 65 (2) (c) (except in school zone) Overtake/pass vehicle--flashing yellow light 3 3
Rule 65 (2) (c) (in school zone) Overtake/pass vehicle--flashing yellow light 4 4
Rule 67, 68, 69, 71 or 101 (except in school zone) Disobeying stop (including hand-held stop) or give way sign or line 3 3
Rule 67, 68, 69, 71 or 101 (in school zone) Disobeying stop (including hand-held stop) or give way sign or line 4 4
Rule 70 (except in school zone) Disobey give way sign on bridge/narrow road 3 3
Rule 70 (in school zone) Disobey give way sign on bridge/narrow road 4 4
Rule 72 (1), 73, 74, 75, 84, 87, 114, 148, 148A or 149 Failing to give way 3 3
Rule 76 (1) Drive into path of approaching tram 3 3
Rule 76 (2) Not move out of path of approaching tram 3 3
Rule 77 (1) Drive in left lane/traffic line not give way to bus 3 3
Rule 78 (1) Move into path of police or emergency vehicle 3 3
Rule 78 (2) Not move out of path of police or emergency vehicle 3 3
Rule 79 (1) Not give way to police or emergency vehicle 3 3
Rule 81 (1) (except in school zone) Approach pedestrian crossing too quickly to stop safely if necessary 3 3
Rule 81 (1) (in school zone) Approach pedestrian crossing too quickly to stop safely if necessary 4 4
Rule 82 (except in school zone) Overtake or pass vehicle--children's or pedestrian crossing 3 3
Rule 82 (in school zone) Overtake or pass vehicle--children's or pedestrian crossing 4 4
Rule 83 Not give way to pedestrian in shared zone 3 3
Rule 85 Not give way to vehicle in/entering turning lane 3 3
Rule 86 (1) Not give way to vehicle (median turning bay) 3 3
Rule 88, 89, 90 or 91 Disobey traffic sign 2 2
Rule 93, 94, 143 (1) or 143 (2) Overtake/pass vehicle contrary to sign 2 2
Rule 115 Not drive to left of central traffic island in the roundabout 2 2
Rule 121 or 122 Failing to stop or give way at level crossing 3 3
Rule 123 (a) Enter a level crossing when warning lights or bells operating 3 3
Rule 123 (b) Enter a level crossing when gate, boom or barrier is closed, opening or closing 3 3
Rule 123 (c) Enter a level crossing when a train or tram is on or entering the crossing 3 3
Rule 123 (d) Enter a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching the crossing 3 3
Rule 123 (e) Enter a level crossing when crossing or road beyond is blocked 3 3
Rule 126 Following too closely 3 3
Rule 129 Not drive far left side of road 2 2
Rule 130, 131 or 132 (1) Failing to keep left 2 2
Rule 132 (2) Failing to keep left:
(a) where vehicle is a class B or class C motor vehicle in a Safe-T-Cam zone or average speed detection zone 4 4
(b) where vehicle is not a class B or class C motor vehicle in a Safe-T-Cam zone or average speed detection zone 3 3
Rule 132 (2A) Drive across dividing lines to perform a U-turn 3 3
Rule 135 Failing to keep left of median strip 3 3
Rule 140 Overtake vehicle when unsafe 2 2
Rule 141 (1) Overtake to left of vehicle 2 2
Rule 142 (1) Overtake to right of vehicle turning right/making U-turn 2 2
Rule 144 Fail to keep safe distance when overtaking 2 2
Rule 152 Disobey overhead lane control device 3 3
Rule 155 Drive in a tram lane 1 1
Rule 162, 163 or 164 Unlawfully driving past safety zone or stopped tram or failing to give way to pedestrian crossing near stopped tram 2 2
Rule 218 Failure to dip headlights 1 1
Rule 219 Use lights to dazzle another road user 1 1
Rule 264 Driver not wearing seat belt 3 6
Rule 265 (3) Drive with 1 unrestrained passenger 3 6
Rule 265 (3) Drive with 2 or more unrestrained passengers 6 12
Rule 266 Drive with unrestrained passengers under the age of 16 years 3 6
Rule 270 (1) (a) Ride motor bike without helmet (rider alone) 3 6
Rule 270 (1) Ride motor bike without helmet and with 1 passenger only not wearing helmet 6 12
Rule 270 (1) Ride motor bike without helmet and with 2 or more passengers not wearing helmets 9 18
Rule 288 (4) (except in school zone) Driver not give way to user/animal on path 3 3
Rule 288 (4) (in school zone) Driver not give way to user/animal on path 4 4
Rule 289 (2) (except in school zone) Driver not give way to road user/animal on nature strip 3 3
Rule 289 (2) (in school zone) Driver not give way to road user/animal on nature strip 4 4
Rule 300 Driver (other than learner, provisional P1 or provisional P2 driver) use hand-held mobile phone while driving 5 10
Rule 304 Fail to obey police direction 3 3

Road Transport Act 2013
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Provision creating offence Description of offence Standard demerit points Long weekend demerit points
Section 117 (1) (c) Negligent driving (but not occasioning death or grievous bodily harm) 3 3

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Provision creating offence Description of offence Standard demerit points Long weekend demerit points
Clause 128 (2) Use vehicle contrary to a defect notice:
(a) in case of a major defect 3 3
(b) in case of a minor defect 1 1



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