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Old 03-10-2003, 02:42   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Speeding in QLD

I know there has been heaps of talk about speeding in VIC and NSW but whats the deal in QLD? Can the cops take your car off you or what? I dont speed at all unless i have to, that is to over take a bus or something and ive never had a speeding fine but what happens if they catch you at the wrong time, like say your doing for example 120 on the freeway or something.

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Old 03-10-2003, 02:46   #2 (permalink)
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Wouldnt worry too much

Its the Hoon laws you gotto look out for!
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Old 03-10-2003, 02:52   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah well id hate to lose my car if i was caught speeding!
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Old 03-10-2003, 05:07   #4 (permalink)
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Not exactly sure of your question but...

"Hooning" laws relate, simply speaking, to racing on a road and doing burnouts.

Racing requires more than just speed.

Burnouts require evidence of smoke from tyres; escessive engine revs etc.

Police cannot seize your car simply for the offence of speeding.

However, doing a certain speed above the speed limit can have you charged under the Criminal Code for Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and they can seize your car for mechanical inspection etc.

This post is in really simple terms and police can seize certain things, cars included, under various legislation for various reasons.

If you can be more specific about your concern I may be able to provide a more specific answer.
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Old 03-10-2003, 18:15   #5 (permalink)
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I think in QLDu have to be doing 60km+ over the limit for the cops to charge you. The impounding of cars is like greg said, only for acts of 'hooning'. Racing, burnouts and such. First offence is 24hrs, second is whatever, and third is forever.
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Old 03-10-2003, 18:36   #6 (permalink)
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I frequent qld quite a bit, and I know that if you get a fine up there or in any state, the points will still be deducted off your licence, however, say you get caught for doing 130kmh+ in qld - does this mean you lose your licence in NSW or Vic, or do you just get penalised the qld amount ?



anyway I pulled the demerit point structure for qld off the govt website -

Traffic Infringement Notices
OFFENCE FINE DEMERIT POINT/S
Speeding - by less than 15km/h above speed limit $90 = 1point
Speeding - at least 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit $135 = 3p
Speeding - at least 30km/h but less than 45km/h over the speed limit $180 = 4p
Speeding - at least 45km/h over the speed limit $255 = 6p
Fail to stop at a red light by a driver or motorbike rider $135 = 3p
Driver use hand-held mobile phone $75
Motorbike rider fail to wear helmet $105 = 3p
Bicycle rider fail to wear helmet $30
Driver fail to wear seatbelt $105 = 3p
Drive motor vehicle while passenger aged between 1-16 is unrestrained $105 = 3p
Fail to stop at a STOP sign (driver or motorbike rider) $135 = 3p
Fail to give way at a GIVE WAY sign or line at an intersection $135 = 3p
Fail to give way at a T-intersection (driver or motorbike rider) $105 = 3p
Fail to give way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing (driver or motorbike rider) $135 = 3p
Begin unsafe U-turn (driver or motorbike rider) $60 = 2p
Make U-turn at intersection controlled by traffic lights (no sign) by driver or motorbike rider $60 = 2p
Fail to signal intention to turn left or right (driver or motorbike rider) $45 = 2p
Drive in right lane on multi-lane road with a speed limit of 90km/h or above without reasonable excuse (driver or motorbike rider) $45 = 2p
Overtake when not safe to do so (driver or motorbike rider) $105 = 2p
Disobey ONE WAY sign (driver or motorbike rider $105 = 3p
Using headlights on high beam 200m in front or behind another vehicle $30 = 1p


seems a little bit more fair than the crap we get down here.
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Old 03-10-2003, 18:44   #7 (permalink)
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I dont want to take over the thread, but I thought I might as well post the NSW demerit points for comparison to the totalitarian crap we get down here.

Demerit point offences at a glance
Add one point for double demerit holiday periods:

NSW Demerit Points:
Heavy vehicle or coach driver drive contrary to Safe-T-Cam zone rules 4
Conduct associated with street racing 3
Drive on wrong side of dividing lines 3
Overtake or pass stationary vehicle at pedestrian crossing or children's crossing 3
Fail to stop or give way at pedestrian, children's or level crossing 3
Drive using hand-held mobile phone 3
Drive contrary to level crossing rules 3
Fail to give way 3
Disobey traffic light 3
Disobey stop or give way sign or line, or police directing traffic 3
Bus or truck driver disobey ‘Bus lane’ or ‘Truck lane’ sign 3
Disobey ‘Trucks and buses low gear’ sign 3
Drive in bus or truck lane 3
Disobey overhead lane control device 3
Use vehicle contrary to major defect notice 3
Drive contrary to roundabout road rules 3
Long vehicle follow too closely to other long vehicle 3
Negligent driving 3
Not stop and supply required particulars at scene of crash 3
Not give proper signal when drawing out from side of road 3
Increase speed while being overtaken 3
Cross continuous line separating marked lanes 3
Not drive within single marked lane or line of traffic 3
Not have proper control of vehicle 3
Unlawfully drive past a safety zone or tram or failing to give way to pedestrian crossing near stopped tram 3
Ride motor bike or motor trike towing other vehicle 2
Turn improperly 2
Make unlawful U turn 2
Fail to keep left 2
Not comply with conditions of licence 2
Drive vehicle towing excess weight 2
Turn or stop without signalling 2
Improper passing or overtaking 2
Unauthorised carriage of pillion passenger on motor bike or motor trike 2
Start or drive a vehicle causing unnecessary noise/smoke 2
Drive or use vehicle where sound system emits offensive noise 2
Use vehicle contrary to minor defect notice 1
Drive at night/dark without headlight alight 1
Fail to dip headlights 1
Follow too closely 1

Double the points shown below in double demerit holiday points
Exceed speed limit by more than 45km/h 6 +suspension
Exceed speed limit by more than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h 4 +suspension
Exceed speed limit by more than 15 km/h but not more than 30 km/h 3
Exceed speed limit by not more than 15 km/h 2
Speed more than 130km/h but not more than 140km/h in a 110km/h zone 3
Exceed 40 km/h school bus speed limit sign by less than 15 km/h 2
Exceed 40 km/h school bus speed limit sign by more than 15 km/h but not more than 30 km/h 3
Exceed 40 km/h school bus speed limit sign by more than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h 4
Exceed 40 km/h school bus speed limit sign by more than 45 km/h 6
Drive vehicle not wearing a seat belt (no unrestrained passengers) 3
Drive vehicle not wearing seat belt and with 1 unrestrained passenger 6
Drive vehicle not wearing a seat belt and with 2 or more unrestrained passengers 9
Drive vehicle wearing seat belt with 1 unrestrained passenger 3
Drive vehicle wearing seat belt with 2 or more unrestrained passengers 6
Drive with unrestrained passengers under the age of 16 years 3
Ride motorbike without approved motor bike helmet (rider alone) 3
Ride motorbike without approved motor bike helmet and with 1 unhelmeted passenger 6
Ride motorbike without approved motor bike helmet and with 2 or more unhelmeted passengers 9
Ride motorbike with approved motor bike helmet and with 1 unhelmeted passenger 3
Ride motorbike with approved motor bike helmet and with 2 or more unhelmeted passengers 6
Allow child to travel in child restraint in front seat position where there is an airbag fitted 3


funny how qld will quote the fine and NSW wont.
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Old 03-11-2003, 00:00   #8 (permalink)
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Don't quote me...

When something happens in one state they will advise your home state of the occurence.

Your local authority may or may not do something about it.

Cop a ticket in Queensland that is worth three points off the licence then your state will notify you that they intend ripping the three points of your licence.
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Yet another reason I love QLD!! That whole 3k over thing in Vic is pure bullshit. I don't mean to get right off the topic but if that happened in France the people would just say NO. and protest like mad. I wonder just how far your Govt will push the limits of sanity until you say NO. I reckon we are such a complacent bunch it would take a lot!
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:33   #10 (permalink)
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Correct - sort of. The points system went national 2 or 3 years ago. Doesn't matter where you get booked in Australia. Once you lose 12 points you lose your licence. however, I have heard (but don't know if it's true) that the points don't hit until you pay the fine. So if you don't pay an interstate fine, the points may not hit. Only problem with that is that you will have an outstanding warrant in that state.
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