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Monday, September 14, 2015

How Much Does Speeding in WA Cost?

So, did you look this up because you just got flashed? As we enter another long weekend tonight, here is your reminder that double demerit points will be enforced all the way through to Tuesday. Many people like myself wonder at times what the going rate is for speeding. Here's what we got from the WA Police website (remembering this is only current as at the time of this post).  Also another important reminder is that sometimes when you are not caught speeding, you could end up killing or severely injuring someone. It's never worth the one minute you save.


This information is a guide only and should not be relied on for legal purposes. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.
Speeding by light vehicles
(Cars, motorcycles and other vehicles less than 22.5 tonnes Gross Combination Mass)
km/h over the speed limitFineDemerits*
Not more than 9 km/h$1000
More than 9 km/h but not more than 19 km/h$2002
More than 19 km/h but not more than 29 km/h$4003
More than 29 km/h but not more than 40 km/h$8006
More than 40 km/h$1,0007

Police can impound the vehicles of drivers who exceed the speed limit by more than 45 km/h.
Speeding by heavy vehicles
(Vehicles with a Gross Combination Mass of 22.5 tonnes or more)
km/h over the speed limitFineDemerits*
Not more than 9 km/h$2000
More than 9 km/h but not more than 19 km/h$3002
More than 19 km/h but not more than 29 km/h$5003
More than 29 km/h but not more than 40 km/h$8506
More than 40 km/h$1,0007

Police can impound the vehicles of drivers who exceed the speed limit by more than 45 km/h.

* Demerit points are doubled on long weekends and other prescribed holiday periods.

UPDATED: 14th September 2015

4 comments:

  1. Do they have speed correction in Australia? For instance u drive 85 according to your speedometer on a road where the is a maximum speed allowances of 80. Do they knock of +/- 3 km/h or something or does that not work that way in Australia?

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    1. don't think so, in NZ you can go 9km over its ok,.

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  2. There is speed correction at least in WA, not sure of the rest of the country. The best way not to get caught is not to speed. There is never a good reason for speeding.

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