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Old 12-11-2002, 19:54   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know?

Unfortunately, I got my very first (and LAST!) speeding ticket in the mail today, caught going a bit too fast in the Sydney Tunnel.
I was fortunate to only get 1 demerit point, and $123 fine.
I am wondering do demerit points last forever, or only a certain period?
Over in Scotland, it works opposite, we start off with 12, lose them with offences.
I have learned my lesson, it just ain't worth it!
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Old 12-11-2002, 20:26   #2 (permalink)
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Don't quote me, but I think they last until your licence expires, but i could be wrong.
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Old 12-11-2002, 20:57   #3 (permalink)
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Points System

As far as I know in Aus you get allocated a number of points each year if you have lost them (I think it is like 4 points or something) so that you may redeem your stupidity as time goes on. if you don't think speed kills take a look at this

http://www.craiglumley.com/pathy/
May not have killed the person, but i bet he/she needed new underwear

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Old 12-11-2002, 21:15   #4 (permalink)
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In Melbourne you start at 0, and at 12 point you loose your licence.

However you get the lost points back after 3 years, and they come off your current count, until you redeem them all back.

Im guessing it might be the same or similar in NSW.

And you are lucky, our basic fine is 1 point and $165. It seems cheaper to speed in NSW.
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Old 12-11-2002, 21:56   #5 (permalink)
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Well as far as i know in NSW it is you have 12 points on your licence the with each offence you lose points so now you should have 11 points on your licence you will get that point back in 3 years. You are lucky that it was only a 1 point offence.
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In NZ you start on 0 and go to 100 points. A normal offence earns you about 20 points. 1 year after the offence the points are halved, and they are cleared after 2.

A couple of years ago I got done doing 161 kmh on my bike, with the bloody thing nearly locked up under brakes. I'd just passed a couple of mates doing about 240. Anyway the nice copper let me off at 150, so I got 50 demerrit points and a $500 fine. Would have lost my licence for over 150. Been a good boy since.
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Old 12-12-2002, 18:24   #7 (permalink)
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As far as I know you start off with 12 points, and when u get down to 0 points you lose your licence, u get the points u lose after 3 years... Thats through out Australia...

I only have 4 points left... I have 2 b a good for for 3 years now
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In Vic If you are on your Ps you get 12 points for the whole 3 years (4 points per year) After you get off you Ps you get 12 points a year.
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Old 12-13-2002, 13:35   #9 (permalink)
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I was under the impression that you get your lost points back every year....
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Old 12-23-2002, 20:36   #10 (permalink)
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Phoenix... r u sure on P's u get 12?? Here in QLD i think u only get 4 points for the whole 3 year period!

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