Automatic Speeding Suspensions
There are automatic driving suspensions for certain speeding offences. The duration of the suspension depends on how fast you were travelling over the speed limit:
- more than 30 km/hr over the limit but under 45 km/hr, your licence will be suspended for 3 months
- more than 45 km/hr over the limit, your licence will be suspended for 6 months.
Immediate Police Suspensions
Police may immediately suspend and confiscate your licence for the following offences:
- A serious driving offence causing death or grievous bodily harm.
- Speeding in excess of 45 km/h over the speed limit.
- Middle or high range prescribed concentration of alcohol or committing other serious alcohol-related offences.
- A street racing offence.
- Speeding in excess of 30km/h over the speed limit whilst the holder of a learner or provisional licence.
- Driving unaccompanied by a supervising driver whilst the holder of a learner licence.
Possible Defences and Appeals against RMS and police suspensions
Can I be successful in a licence appeals hearing?
Contrary to what many people believe, speeding fines can be challenged successfully. We have successfully defended many clients who have challenged speeding offences. You can take the matter to court and ask for the court not to impose a conviction and deal with the matter by way of a section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act, in which case you will not lose your demerit points. To find out more about a section 10, click here.
You can challenge an automatic RMS or Police Suspension in court. Your personal circumstances will be taken into account and the circumstances in which you committed the offence.
Our Traffic Lawyers have successfully appealed hundreds of RMS suspensions by building up a strong case for the court to exercise its discretion to overturn the suspension.
We have appeared in almost all of the local courts in NSW for speeding licence appeals, and are very very rarely unsuccessful in our licence appeals applications.