Queensland Speeding Fines

speeding_fines_qld_harper_finch_lawyers.jpgIt’s happened to almost all of us. You’re driving along the road and then *flash* – you see the bright light from a police speed van on the side of the road. You realise that you’ve just been caught speeding and now it’s only a matter of time until you receive the fine in the mail.

In this handy guide, we explain what fines and demerit points you face in Queensland depending on the speed you were caught driving. This information might not help you to avoid speeding but at least it can help you prepare for the outcome if you ARE caught speeding.

Read on to find out more!

 

Less Than 13Km/Hr Over The Speed Limit

If you are given a speeding fine for driving over the speed limit but less than 13km/hr over, you will be given the following penalties:

  • $162 fine
  • 1 demerit point

 

13Km/Hr Over The Speed Limit

A speeding fine for driving 13km/hr or more over the speed limit will result in the following penalties:

  • $243 fine
  • 3 demerit points

 

21Km/Hr Over The Speed Limit

If you are caught driving 21km/hr or more over the speed limit, the following penalties will apply:

  • $405 fine
  • 4 demerit points

 

Note: Double demerit points apply for speeding fines of 21km/hr or more!

Note: If you hold a Provisional or Probationary driver’s licence, a speeding fine for driving 21km/hr or more over the speed limit will result in the accumulation of too many demerit points, meaning that you will face a possible licence suspension.

 

31Km/Hr Over The Speed Limit

The penalties for driving 31km/hr or move over the speed limit are as follows:

  • $568 fine
  • 6 demerit points

 

Note: Double demerit points apply for speeding fines of 31km/hr or more!

Note: If you hold a Provisional or Probationary driver’s licence, a speeding fine for driving 31km/hr or more over the speed limit will result in the accumulation of too many demerit points, meaning that you will face a possible licence suspension.

 

41Km/Hr Over The Speed Limit

If you are caught driving 41km/hr or more over the speed limit, the penalties are serious. They are as follows:

  • $1,137 fine
  • 8 demerit points

 

Note: Double demerit points apply for speeding fines of 41km/hr or more!

Note: If you hold ANY licence (including an Open driver’s licence), a speeding fine for driving 41km/hr or more over the speed limit will result in the accumulation of too many demerit points, meaning that you will face a possible licence suspension.

Note: If you commit a speeding offence for driving 41km/hr or more over the speed limit, you will also face a mandatory six-month licence suspension from the Department of Transport and Main Roards, irrespective of the type of licence you hold.

 

Will I Lose My Licence For Speeding?

Yes, it is possible that you will lose your licence because of a speeding fine. You can lose your licence because of two different reasons:

  1. You have accumulated too many demerit points (the number of demerit points depends on your driver’s licence); or
  2. You committed a high-speed offence (41km/hr or more over the limit).

 

Can I Avoid Losing My Licence?

If you are facing the loss of your licence because of speeding fines, you might have some options. If you think that you might be at risk of losing your licence, you need to speak with an experienced speeding fine lawyer immediately to ensure that you do not lose any opportunities you might have. If you rely on your licence for your work or family life, you might end up losing more than your licence if you don’t act quickly.

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