Seven New Traffic Offences In NSW That You Need To Know

Fines increased up to 200%

Seven New Traffic Offences In NSW That You Need To Know

We're back into the swing of school zones now, with most kids settling in to their second week back at school.

However, apart from doing 40km/hour in a school zone between 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm, there are some other changes in place which will cause a sting to your hip pocket if not followed.

  • Stopping in intersection - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.
  • Stop within 20m of intersection (traffic lights) - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.
  • Stop within 10m of intersection (no traffic lights) - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.
  • Stop near bicycle crossing lights - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.
  • Obstruct access to ramp/path/passageway - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $330 and 2 demerit points.
  • Not parallel park in the direction of travel - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a $330 fine and 2 demerit points.
  • Parallel park close to dividing line - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a $330 fine and 2 demerit points.

According to the NRMA, none of these seven offences attract demerit points if they occur outside of a school zone.

However, there is a two-point demerit if committed in a school zone.

These changes came into place on February 1.

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