Demerit Point Allocation
Demerit points are allocated to a driver’s traffic history upon:
• Payment of the penalty associated with the infringement
• Conviction in a court of law; or
• The infringement notice being referred to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for further enforcement action as the infringement due date has lapsed.
How can I check how many points I have accumulated on my drivers licence?
The Queensland Police Service is not a driver licensing authority and is unable to assist with this type of enquiry. Please contact your relevant state’s licensing authority for further assistance in this matter.
For customers issued with a Queensland Driver’s Licence, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80.
Penalties for Camera Detected Offences
Information on fines and demerit points for camera detected offences can be found at:
Can I get the penalty reduced to a lesser amount?
NO. Speed and red light camera detected offences are deemed by the Queensland Police Service to be life-endangering offences. There are no provisions in Queensland Legislation for penalties imposed for camera detected offences to be reduced.
Medical Emergency Leniency Requests
Please contact the Traffic Camera Office on 1300 360 610 for assistance.
Can I be issued with a warning; a caution; be given leniency or have the infringement notice withdrawn ...
- Because I have never been booked
- Because I have a good driving record?
- Because I live interstate and have a
NO. Speed and red light camera detected offences are deemed by the Queensland Police Service to be life-endangering offences. There are no provisions in Queensland Legislation for Infringement Notices to be withdrawn or for the issuing of warnings or cautions on the basis of a good driving history.
My vehicle picked up speed only because I was driving down a hill. Can the Infringement Notice be withdrawn?
NO. The physical characteristics of the road should not control the speed of vehicles travelling upon it. It is expected that a driver will use their brakes if their vehicle exceeds the stated speed limit.
I increased speed to overtake a vehicle in front of me for safety reasons. Can the Infringement Notice be withdrawn?
NO. You are not permitted to exceed the posted speed limit to perform overtaking manoeuvres at any time. Exceeding the speed limit to overtake can increase an already potentially dangerous situation.
A large number of serious accidents that occur on our roads each year are caused by motorists who perform unsafe or untimely overtaking manoeuvres.
To ensure the safety of the motoring public, the responsibility must remain with each and every driver to obey all the traffic rules and regulations.
The road was wet so I felt it was safer to continue through a red light than braking and risk losing control of my vehicle. Can the Infringement Notice be withdrawn?
NO. You are not permitted to cross the solid white stop line at an intersection when the traffic signals are red. You should take into consideration the environmental conditions such as wet weather when driving your vehicle.
My Speedometer was checked and was found to be inaccurate. Can my Infringement Notice be withdrawn?
Before the Traffic Camera Office can review the leniency request, you must supply sufficient documentary evidence from a reputable organisation (not GPS) stipulating the degree of inaccuracy of the vehicle’s speedometer.
The evidence must outline what the vehicle’s speedometer was reading when travelling at a broad range of speeds, such as between 50 kilometres and 100 kilometres per hour in 10 kilometres per hour increments.
Once this information is obtained, please write to the:
Traffic Camera Office
GPO Box 1440
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Please include details of the Infringement Notice (Infringement Notice Number, your name, forwarding address details etc.) and include a copy of the documentary evidence supporting your claims that your speedometer was inaccurate at the time of offence.
Once this information is received the matter will be reviewed and you will be notified on the outcome in due course.
Should you be unable to supply the abovementioned information, the Traffic Camera Office cannot review the matter.
For vehicles manufactured from 2006, Australian Design Rules (ADR) 18/03 was introduced and stipulated that all vehicles with a manufacture date after 1 July 2006 are required to comply with these rules. The rule states ‘The speed indicated shall not be less than the true speed of the vehicle.’ More information
For vehicles with a manufacturing date prior to 2006, Australian Design Rules (ADR) 18/02 applies which states in section 220.127.116.11.2 ‘Speedometers indicate the actual vehicle speed, for all speeds above 40km/h to an accuracy of + 10per cent.’ More information
However, for heavy vehicles under the provisions of Section
5 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and
Safety) Regulation 1999, vehicles must comply with vehicle standards and a
person must not drive a vehicle on a road if the equipment does not comply with
the requirements specified in the vehicle standards.
The Australian Design Rules specify devices or systems are to be used to limit the maximum road speed of heavy goods vehicles and heavy omnibuses.
This rule was first introduced in July 1990 and specifies all vehicles manufactured from this date must comply with the Australian Design Rule 65.
Rule 65.5.2 provides for heavy goods vehicles and heavy omnibuses, the maximum road speed capability shall be no greater than 100 kilometres per hour.
Therefore, should the infringement notice be issued for a speed greater than 100 kilometres per hour and you have evidence that the speedometer was inaccurate at the time of offence, the infringement notice will not be withdrawn. More information