REMINDER: Risky driving penalties increase 1 July

From 1 July, penalties will increase for high-risk driving behaviours, including speeding, not wearing a correctly fitted seatbelt, and running red-lights.

The increased penalties aim to deter motorists from committing these preventable offences that cause road crashes where lives are lost or where people are seriously injured.

New penalties will be:

Speeding offences:*

  • 1-10 kmh                  $287 + 1 demerit point
  • 11-20 kmh                $431 + 3 demerit points
  • 21-30 kmh                $646 + 4 demerit points
  • 31-40 kmh                $1078 + 6 demerit points
  • More than 40 kmh  $1653 + 8 demerit points and automatic 6-month licence suspension

* The speeding penalty bracket of 1-12 km/hr and 13-20 km/hr will change to 1-10 km/hr and 11-20 km/hr to reflect risk and align Queensland with many other Australian jurisdictions.

Seatbelt penalties will increase to $1078 and 4 demerit points (the driver will also receive these penalties for each passenger who is not wearing a seatbelt or not wearing one properly).

Running a red light will incur a $575 and 3 demerit points.

Double demerit points apply for seatbelt offences and offences for speeding more than 20km/hr over the speed limit committed two or more times in 12 months. Anybody persisting in these dangerous behaviours runs the very real risk of having their licence suspended.

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