Victorian myths around double demerits

Victorian myths around double demerits


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Does Victoria have double demerit points for driving offences this holidays?

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Police are answering a question that has been doing the rounds on Facebook ahead of Christmas.

Does Victoria have double demerit points for driving offences in the holiday period?

Bendigo Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Peter Dyer said for those travelling outside Victoria, other states do have a double demerit points setup.

“Victoria has never had double demerit points.The states that do are Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory,” he said.

“The periods these states have double demerits all differ but they are mainly holiday times and long weekends when traffic volume are at the highest.”

Acting Sergeant Dyer said there are numerous road rules offences that incur demerit points.

“Safety offences like speeding, mobile phone use and not wearing seatbelts normally carry demerit points. The list is extensive,” he said.

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