The police issued heavy fines and double points during the double penalty period at Easter.

Double points start at MIDNIGHT: your guide for where and when the police squats on the roads at Easter

  • Double penalties for penalties from April 18 to April 22
  • Police to enforce punishments in NSW, Western Australia and ACT
  • Motorists are fined for speeding, using a mobile and not wearing a belt

Police strictly advise motorists to follow road rules during the Easter period – and remind them that there are strong penalties for anyone who does not.

Officers will conduct a double penalty period from April 18 to April 22 in New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Drivers caught driving fast, using their mobile phone illegally, not wearing seat belts and driving without a helmet will incur double penalties and hefty fines.

Drivers in NSW, Western Australia and ACT are advised to strictly follow the road rules during the Easter period (stock image of ACT Police)

Drivers in NSW, Western Australia and ACT are advised to strictly follow the road rules during the Easter period (stock image of ACT Police)

NSW drivers can lose 10 points and get a fine of $ 337 for using their cell phone while driving.

The fine can be as high as $ 448 in a school zone.

In the ACT, the penalty for the same violation could be $ 557 and a loss of six points.

Motorcyclists without a helmet lose six points and have to pay a fine of $ 337.

Riders who wear a passenger without a helmet lose 12 points and those with two passengers without a helmet lose 18 points and receive a $ 1085 fine.

NSW drivers can cancel a $ 337 fine and lose six points for not wearing a seat belt while driving.

A driver with two unrestrained passengers can miss 12 points and pay a $ 673 fine.

The fine can be as high as $ 1085 for three unrestrained passengers and $ 1422 for four unrestrained passengers.

A driver who passes a school bus in NSW with more than 40 km / h (more than 45 km / h) will have to pay $ 3691 in fines and make a loss of 12 points (stock image)

A driver who passes a school bus in NSW with more than 40 km / h (more than 45 km / h) will have to pay $ 3691 in fines and make a loss of 12 points (stock image)

A driver who passes a school bus in NSW with more than 40 km / h (more than 45 km / h) will have to pay $ 3691 in fines and make a loss of 12 points (stock image)

Speed ​​offenders are also targeted during the double demerit period.

A driver who passes a school bus in NSW with more than 40 km / h will have to pay $ 3691 in fines and make a loss of 12 points.

Drivers running over 10 km / h receive a fine of $ 353 and lose eight points.

In Western Australia, the same speed penalty (more than 9 km / h) is four points and a fine of $ 500.

The next invalid period is enforced during the Anzac Day parties from April 24 to April 28, with the exception of Western Australia.

DOUBLE DEMERIT POINTS AND FINES FOR AUSTRALIAN ROADS

ILLEGAL USE OF MOBILE PHONES

New South Wales: 10 points of points / $ 337 fine

Australian Capital Territory: 6 points out of points

Western Australia: 6 point points / $ 400 fine

DON'T WEAR A HELMET

New South Wales: 6 point points / $ 337

Australian Capital Territory: 6 points out of points

Western Australia: 0 point points / $ 550

DO NOT WEAR SEAT BELT

New South Wales: 6 points of points / $ 330 good

Australian Capital Territory: 6 points out of points

Western Australia: 8 point points / $ 550 fine

FASTER THAN 10 KM / H

New South Wales (speed higher than 10 km / h): 6 points for the ride / $ 472 fine

Australian Capital Territory (exceeding the speed limit with less than 15 km / h): 2 points of the points

Western Australia (between 9 km / h and 19 km / h): 4 points of the points / $ 200 fine

FASTER THAN 40 KM / H

New South Wales: 14 points, good for $ 3821

Australian Capital Territory (exceeding the speed limit by 30 km / h but less than 45 km / h): 8 points out of points

Western Australia: 14 points or $ 1500

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