Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999

Schedule 2
Scale of demerit points

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Part 1
Offences other than speeding offences

Enactment Section or regulation General description of offenceNumber of demerit points
1. The Land Transport Act 1998 16B(a) Using in a motor vehicle equipment that interferes with operation of speed measuring device25
 16B(b) Possessing in a motor vehicle equipment that is designed to interfere with operation of speed measuring device25
 31(1)(b) Drives a motor vehicle contrary to the conditions of his or her driver licence25
 31(1)(c) 

Person fails to produce zero alcohol licence

25
 37(1) Careless or inconsiderate use of motor vehicle35
  52(1)(c) Failure to stop on request or signal of an enforcement officer, or on being followed by motor vehicle displaying flashing blue, or blue and red, lights or sounding a siren, as required by section 114 of the Land Transport Act 199835
  52(1)(c) Failure to remain stopped for an enforcement officer, as required under section 114 of the Land Transport Act 199835
  52(1)(c) Driving or attempting to drive when forbidden by an enforcement officer under section 121 of the Land Transport Act 199835
  56(1A) Driving or attempting to drive with breath-alcohol concentration exceeding 250 micrograms but not exceeding 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath50
  56(2A) Driving or attempting to drive with blood-alcohol concentration exceeding 50 milligrams but not exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood50
  56(2B) Driving or attempting to drive with blood-alcohol concentration exceeding 50 milligrams but not exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, and failing or refusing to undergo evidential breath test when required50
  57(1), (1A), (2), or (2A) Person younger than 20 driving or attempting to drive with excessive breath alcohol or blood alcohol concentration50
  57AA(1) or (2) 

Holder of alcohol interlock licence or zero alcohol licence contravenes specified breath or blood alcohol limit

50
  59(1) Failure or refusal— 
    
  • (a) to wait for the result of a breath screening test or an evidential breath test

50
    
  • (b) to accompany an enforcement officer when so required

50
    
  • (c) to remain for evidential breath test or blood test

50
  79R Person produces logbook with 1–5 omissions10
  79R Person produces logbook with 6–10 omissions20
  79R Person produces logbook with 11 or more omissions30
  79R Person fails to produce logbook35
1A. Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999 (91001) 16(1)(a), (c)(ii) or (iii), (d)(i)(A) or (ii), 18(1), or 57 Drives motor vehicle contrary to the conditions of his or her driver licence (other than conditions relating to display of L plate) in a manner that breaches clause 16(1)(a), (c)(ii) or (iii), (d)(i)(A) or (ii), 18(1), or 5735
 16(1)(b), (c)(i), or (d)(i)(B) Failure to display L plate as required25
  19H(3) Drives in breach of conditions applying to stage 2 of accelerated licensing process35
  19K(3) Drives in breach of conditions applying to stage 3 of accelerated licensing process35
2. Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (61001) 2.1(1) Fail to drive as near as practicable to the left of the roadway20
 2.1(2) Fail to allow impeded traffic to pass20
  2.6(1) Unsafe passing35
  2.6(3) Impeding vehicle when passing35
  2.9 Passing to right of no-passing line35
  2.10 Passing at school crossing point or pedestrian crossing20
  2.12(3) Drive in emergency stopping lane10
  3.8(2) Fail to comply with handheld stop sign20
  3.9 Fail to comply with school patrol sign20
  4.1(1)(a) Driver fails to stop at stop sign20
  4.1(1)(b) Driver fails to give way at stop sign20
  4.1(2) Driver fails to give way at give-way sign20
  4.1(3) Driver fails to give way at give-way sign controlling a one-way section of road25
  4.2(2) Driver of vehicle changing lanes or turning fails to give way to vehicle not changing lanes or turning20
  4.2(2A) Driver of right-turning vehicle fails to give way to an approaching left-turning vehicle20
  4.2(3) Driver at intersection fails to give way to vehicle approaching from right20
  4.2(4) Driver on terminating road approaching or crossing T-intersection fails to give way to vehicle on continuing road20
  4.4(1) Driver fails to give way to road user on footpath, cycle path, or shared path when entering/exiting driveway20
  4.4(2) Driver fails to give way to vehicle on roadway when exiting driveway20
  4.6(1) Driver entering roundabout fails to give way20
  5.9(1) Exceed speed for stopping distance20
  5.9(2) Exceed speed for stopping distance on road not marked in lanes20
  5.9(3) Drive too close to vehicle in front20
  7.1(2) Driver permits riding dangerously20
  7.3A Driver uses mobile phone while driving a vehicle20
  7.4(1) Operate vehicle that creates excessive noise25
  7.4(2) Create excessive noise within or on vehicle25
  7.12(1) Drive or ride all terrain vehicle, motorcycle, or moped without securely fastened approved helmet25
  7.12(7) Drive or ride all terrain vehicle, motorcycle, or moped with damaged, etc, safety helmet25
  9.1(2) Driver fails to give way to rail vehicle approaching level crossing20
  9.1(4) Drive etc, cycle, vehicle, or animal across level crossing when risk of collision with rail vehicle20
  9.2(1)(a) Fail to comply with stop sign at level crossing20
  9.2(1)(b) Fail to remain stationary at stop sign until level crossing clear20
  9.2(3) Driver enters controlled area of level crossing when red signal displayed20
  9.2(4) Driver enters controlled area of level crossing when barrier arm lowered20
  10.1(1) Driver fails to give way at pedestrian crossing35
  10.1(2) Driver enters pedestrian crossing when passage blocked35
  10.2(1) Driver of vehicle fails to give way to pedestrian on shared zone35
3. Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks 2007 (62001) 3.4(7) Requirement to produce approved alternative record to an enforcement officer on demand35
 4.5(2) Vehicle recovery service vehicles (requirement to complete and retain tow authorities)35
  6.6(6) Requirement on driver or contractor working within an alternative fatigue management scheme to keep records35
4. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004 (32017/2) 2.7(8) or 3.1(3) Failure to operate a motor vehicle with an exhaust system that complies with relevant noise output standards25
5. Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2007 (81001) 4A.1(3)(b) Taxi driver must not accept hire in specified area unless taxi is fitted with an in-vehicle security camera system that is operating20
  4A.1(3)(c) Taxi driver must not accept hire in specified area unless taxi is fitted with an in-vehicle security camera system that has unobscured view of interior20
  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1: amended, on 1 December 2014, by section 16 of the Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014 (2014 No 57).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1: amended, on 1 October 2012, by regulation 5(2) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/228).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1: amended, on 10 September 2012, by section 100(2) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1: amended, on 7 August 2011, by section 100(1) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1: amended, on 10 May 2011, by section 100(3) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1: amended, on 1 May 2011, by regulation 98 of the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/79).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1: amended, on 1 October 2007, by regulation 8(1) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007 (SR 2007/265).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1A: replaced, on 2 November 2012, by regulation 4 of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2012 (SR 2012/327).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 1B: revoked, on 1 October 2012, by regulation 5(4) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/228).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, at 5 am on 25 March 2012, by regulation 6(2) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2011 (SR 2011/324).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, at 5 am on 25 March 2012, by regulation 6(3) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2011 (SR 2011/324).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, at 5 am on 25 March 2012, by regulation 6(4)(a) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2011 (SR 2011/324).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, at 5 am on 25 March 2012, by regulation 6(4)(b) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2011 (SR 2011/324).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, at 5 am on 25 March 2012, by regulation 6(5) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2011 (SR 2011/324).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: substituted, on 27 February 2005, by regulation 10 of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/448).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 1 August 2011, by regulation 8 of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/233).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 1 November 2009, by regulation 5 of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/290).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 26 June 2008, by regulation 5(1) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/132).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 26 June 2008, by regulation 5(2) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/132).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 1 October 2007, by regulation 8(2) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007 (SR 2007/265).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 1 October 2007, by regulation 8(3) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007 (SR 2007/265).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 11 March 2005, by regulation 3(a) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/56).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 11 March 2005, by regulation 3(b) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/56).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 2: amended, on 11 March 2005, by regulation 3(c) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/56).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 3: added, on 1 October 2007, by regulation 8(4) of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007 (SR 2007/265).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 4: added, on 1 December 2009, by section 40(1) of the Land Transport (Enforcement Powers) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 36).

  • Schedule 2 Part 1 item 5: added, on 1 August 2011, by regulation 8 of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/233).

Part 2
Speeding offences

 Speeding offencesNumber of demerit points
1Speeding offence in which the speed limit fixed is exceeded by not more than 10 km/h10
2Speeding offence in which the speed limit fixed is exceeded by more than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h20
3Speeding offence in which the speed limit fixed is exceeded by more than 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h35
4Speeding offence in which the speed limit fixed is exceeded by more than 30 km/h but not more than 35 km/h40
5Speeding offence in which the speed limit fixed is exceeded by more than 35 km/h50