If you speed in Western Australia, you risk losing demerit points, ending up with a hefty speeding fine and possibly a suspended licence.
Speeding fines WA – How many demerit points can I lose?
If you’ve held your drivers licence for more than two years, you will be allowed to lose a maximum of 12 demerit points over the time frame of three years. If you are on your P licence, which is for the first two years you hold a drivers licence, you have just four demerit points to lose.
If all of your demerit points are lost, this will result in a suspended drivers licence, meaning you won’t be able to drive for a designated number of days, with the normal period being 30 days.
Speeding fines WA – How many demerit points will I lose?
How many demerit points you lose from your drivers licence depend on how far over the limit you were caught speeding:
- More than 9km/h but not more than 19 km/h: two demerits
- More than 19 km/h but not more than 29 km/h: three demerits
- More than 29 km/h but not more than 40 km/h: six demerits
- More than 40 km/h: seven demerits
If you are found to be speeding by more than 45km/h above the limit, police can impound your vehicle.
Speeding fines WA – How much will it be?
The more you speed, the higher your speeding fine under the traffic laws of Western Australia.
- Not more than 9 km/h: $100
- More than 9km/h but not more than 19 km/h: $200
- More than 19 km/h but not more than 29 km/h: $400
- More than 29 km/h but not more than 40 km/h: $800
- More than 40 km/h: $1,000
Do speeding penalties in WA change at all?
Western Australia often has a double demerit point system that is in place over long weekends, to discourage motorists from speeding excessively during holiday periods.
Can I appeal my drivers licence suspension?
Under traffic law in Western Australia, you can appeal the decision to suspend your drivers licence but you must submit an administrative review within 15 days from the date on your suspension letter.
If you need to drive to get to and from work, you can apply for an Occupational Restricted Licence which will enable you to use your car to get around for your work.
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