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ROAD SAFETY (DRIVERS) REGULATIONS 2019 - SCHEDULE 4

Schedule 4—Demerit points for relevant interstate offences

Regulations 72 and 103


Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Description of offence

Reference

Demerit points

1

Exceeding speed-limit by 45 km/h or more

ARR 20

6

2

Exceeding speed-limit by 30 km/h or more but less than 45 km/h

ARR 20

4

3

Fatigue driving (critical risk breach)

HVNL 250(1)(a), 250(1)(b), 251(1)(a), 251(1)(b), 254(1)(a), 254(1)(b), 256(1)(a), 256(1)(b), 258(1)(a), 258(1)(b), 260(1)(a), 260(1)(b)

4

4

Fatigue driving exceed AFM outer limits (less than 7 days) 30 mins work/rest time (critical risk breach)

HVNL 258(1)(a), 258(1)(b)

4

5

Fatigue driving exceed AFM outer limits (7 days or more) >1 hour work time (critical risk breach)

HVNL 258(1)(a), 258(1)(b)

4

6

Excessive speed approaching a children's or pedestrian crossing

ARR 80(1), 81(1)

3

7

Disobeying traffic signal

ARR 56(1), 56(2), 57(1), 57(2), 59(1), 60, 60A(1), 60A(2), 61(2), 66(1), 66(4), 152(1), 281, 282, 284, 286(2), 286(3)

3

8

Disobeying stop or give way traffic sign or line

ARR 67(1), 68(1), 69(1), 70, 71(1), 101(1), 101(2),

3

9

Disobeying traffic direction by a police or authorised officer

ARR 304(1)

3

10

Failing to give way

ARR 38(1), 62, 63(2), 63(3), 64, 72(1), 73(1), 74(1), 75(1), 76(1), 76(2), 77(1), 79(1), 83, 84(1), 85, 86(1), 87(1), 87(3), 114(1), 114(2), 148(1), 148(2), 148A, 149, 288(4), 289(2)

3

11

Failing to stop or give way at pedestrian, children's or level crossing

ARR 65(2), 80(2), 80(3), 80(4), 81(2), 82, 121, 122, 123

3

12

Driving with an unrestrained passenger under the age of 16 years

ARR 266(1)

3

13

Driving with an unrestrained passenger 16 years old and above

ARR 265(3)

3

14

Driving contrary to a major defect notice

HVNL 529

3

15

Driving on wrong side of double dividing lines, or on wrong side of divided highway

ARR 132(2), 132(2A), 135(1)

3

16

Exceeding the speed-limit by 15 km/h or more but less than 30 km/h

ARR 20

3

17

Driving without a seatbelt

ARR 264

3

18

Driving in a tram lane or in the path of a tram

ARR 76(1), 76(2), 155(1)

3

19

Driving in the path of a police or emergency vehicle

ARR 78(1), 78(2)

3

20

Motorcyclist not wearing a helmet

ARR 270(1)

3

21

Use mobile phone while driving

ARR 300

3

22

Risk colliding with alighting, boarding or waiting tram passengers

ARR 162(1), 163(1), 164(1)

3

23

Careless or negligent driving

An offence of another jurisdiction equivalent to section 65 of the  Road Safety Act 1986

3

24

Fatigue driving (severe risk breach)

HVNL 250(1)(a), 250(1)(b), 251(1)(a), 251(1)(b), 254(1)(a), 254(1)(b), 256(1)(a), 256(1)(b), 258(1)(a), 258(1)(b), 260(1)(a), 260(1)(b)

3

25

Fatigue driving (driving while impaired)

HVNL 228(1)

3

26

Fatigue driving exceed AFM outer limits (less than 7 days) >15 mins but ≤ 30 mins work/rest time (severe risk breach)

HVNL 258(1)(a), 258(1)(b)

3

27

Fatigue driving exceed AFM outer limits (7 days or more) >30 mins but ≤ 1 hour work time (severe risk breach)

HVNL 258(1)(a), 258(1)(b)

3

28

Improper overtaking or passing

ARR 93(1), 94, 140, 141(1), 142(1), 143(1), 143(2), 144, 160(2), 160(3), 161(2), 161(3)

2

29

Turning or stopping without signalling

ARR 46(1), 48(1), 53(1), 53(2), 53(3), 112(2), 112(3), 113(2), 113(3), 117(1), 117(2), 118(1)

2

30

Turning improperly

ARR 27(1), 28(1), 28(1A), 29, 31(1), 32(1), 33(1), 34(1), 37, 39(1), 39(2), 40, 41, 42, 88(1), 88(2), 89(1), 89(2), 90, 91(1), 91(2)

2

31

Failing to keep left (other than double dividing lines)

ARR 115(1), 129(1), 130(2), 131(1), 132(1), 132(2), 132(2A)

2

32

Driving contrary to a minor defect notice

HVNL 529

1

33

Failure to dip headlights

ARR 218(1), 219

1

34

Following too closely

ARR 126, 127(1)

1

35

Driving at night without lights on

ARR 215(1), 216(1)

1

36

Exceeding the speed-limit by less than 15 km/h

ARR 20

1

The above table has been adopted from the table in clause 6 of the model amendments to the Supporting Principles set out in the National Transport Commission (Model Amendments to the National Driver Licensing Scheme (Supporting Principles)—Package No. 1) Regulations 2009 of the Commonwealth. The references in column 2 of the table are references to provisions of model legislation and road transport legislation of the Commonwealth as follows:

"ARR" means the Australian Road Rules approved by the Transport and Infrastructure Council under the National Transport Commission Act 2003 of the Commonwealth as amended from time to time;

"HVNL" means the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria), as in force from time to time, set out in the Schedule to the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 of Queensland.

Sch. 5 amended by S.R. Nos 105/2020 reg. 84, 75/2021 reg. 4, 121/2021 reg. 6.



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