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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Speeding penalties

Below is a table showing the minimum suspension periods for speeding, as provided in Schedule 5 of the Road Safety Act 1986,

MINIMUM SUSPENSION PERIODS



Speed Minimum period
Exceed speed limit by 25 kilometres per hour or more, but less than 35 kilometres per hour. 1 month
Exceed speed limit by 35 kilometres per hour or more, but less than 45 kilometres per hour. 6 months
Exceed speed limit by 45 kilometres per hour or more. 12 months
Any speed of 130 kilometres per hour or more that is not covered by item 1, 2 or 3. 1 month


These minimum periods are mandated by s 28(1)(a) of the Road Safety Act 1986.

The Interpretation Of Legislation Act 1984 s 44(6) states,

(6) In an Act or subordinate instrument, unless the contrary intention
expressly appears-

(a) a reference to midnight, in relation to a particular day, shall be construed as a reference to the point of time at which that day ends;

(b) a reference to a month shall be construed as a reference to a calendar month;

(c) a reference, without qualification, to a year shall be construed as a reference to a period of twelve months;

(d) a reference to a financial year shall be construed as a reference to the period of twelve months ending at midnight on 30 June; and

(e) a reference to a calendar year shall be construed as a reference to the period of twelve months ending at midnight on 31 December.

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