What are the consequences of speeding?

If you accept that you were speeding

  • You will incur a fine depending how fast you were travelling.
  • You will lose demerit points based on how fast you were travelling.
  • You may lose your license if your speeding falls into a category where a loss of license is inevitable. (see below)

See the Traffic for NSW (“TFNSW”) website for a full range of penalties for speeding:


When will I lose my license for speeding?

  • By exceeding the speed limit by more than 30Km/h (3-month suspension).
  • By exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h (6-month suspension).
  • By exceeding your demerit point threshold.
  • By breaching a good behaviour license.

What options exist if I accept that I was speeding?

What options exist if I was not speeding?

If you do not accept that you were speeding, you may:

  • If you were not the driver (ie. in a camera detected offence), your infringement notice provides instructions for nominating a driver.
    • Note: Criminal charges may result in making a false nomination.
  • Enter a plea of ‘not guilty’ and have the matter determined at court.

Defences to speeding (for a ‘not guilty’ plea)

You may dispute the alleged speed depending on whether charges are based on a police estimate or are lidar / radar detected. 

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