Unknown Road Rules in NSW

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If you have eaten food whilst driving, applied makeup or watched a movie/TV show or driven with your knees, you’ve likely broken some of NSW’s unknown road rules. Of these, the most common dangerous driving habit is eating a meal behind the wheel, with 44% of Australia Drivers admitting to this conduct. However, this carries an on-the-spot fine of $464 and 3 demerit points as it is classified as ‘driving without proper control of the vehicle’.

Other Unknown Road Rules and the penalties

Flashing lights to warn others of speed camera cars

Road Rules 2014: 219

$116 fine and 1 demerit point.

 

Incorrect use of fog lamps

Road Rules 2014: 218

$116 fine

 

Eat on the road or do make-up

Road Rules 2014: 297

$464 fine and 3 demerit points

 

Waving or honking your horn while driving

Road Rules 2014: 224

$349 fine

 

Touch or use a mobile phone on the road

Road Rules 2014: 300

$349 fine and 5 demerit points

 

Drive vehicle with TV/Visual Display Unit image visible to driver

Road Rules 2014: 299

$349 fine and 3 demerit points

 

Drive or use motor vehicle with vehicle’s sound system emits offensive noise

Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2017: Clause 33

$200 fine and 2 demerit points

 

Burnout

Road Transport Act 2013: Section 116

$697 fine and 3 demerit points

 

Driver having a part of their body outside  a window of a moving car

Road Rules 2014: 268

$349 fine and 3 demerit points

 

Passenger having a part of his or her body outside  a window of a moving car,

Road Rules 2014: 268

$349 fine but no demerit points.

 

Drive with 2 or more unrestrained passenger

Road Rules 2014: 265

$ 697 fine and 6 demerit points

 

Drive with 3 or more unrestrained passenger

Road Rules 2014: 265

$1,123 fine and 6 demerit points

 

Drive with 4 or more unrestrained passenger

Road Rules 2014: 265

$1,472 and 6 demerit points

 

Driver drive motor vehicle with person/s in boot

Road Rules 2014: 268

$349 fine and 3 demerit points

 

Drive/tow with unsecured Load

Road Rules 2014: 292

$464 fine and 3 demerit points

 

Driver not give way to user/animal on path

Road Rules 2014: 288

$349 fine and 3 demerit points

 

Drive on nature strip

Road Rules 2014: 289

$349 and 3 demerit points

 

Using a radar detector or speed evasion device

Road Transport Act 2013: Section 119

$1819 fine and 9 demerit points

 

Leave a car unlocked, leave the key in the ignition or leave the windows open if you are more than 3 metres away from the vehicle

Road Rules 2014: 213

$116 fine for each

 

Failing to keep left on a freeway (or a road with a speed limit of 80km/h or more) unless overtaking

Road Rules 2014: 130

$349 fine and 2 demerit points

 

Demerit Points and on the Spot fines can be found at this link.

 

If you or someone you know has been charged with or awaiting sentence for a Traffic offence, you can contact the team at Hamilton Janke Lawyers 24/7 by calling 4038 1666.

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