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License Speeding Appeals

Certain roads in QLD impose speeding limits to ensure roads safety, especially in public zones where a lot of people may be affected by high speed driving.

In QLD, Over speeding or driving more than 40km/h over the speed limit can be a serious traffic offense which may entitle a person a ticket for the offense. Being convicted of a speeding offense may lead to license suspension after the ticket has been referred to the State Penalties Enforcement registry (SPER). Depending on the weight of the offense and the number of times a person has committed the same offense, the license suspension may last from six months or more.

People whose license is suspended as a result of speeding offenses have the chance to appeal. However, this may be only limited to traffic offenses that involve exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 or more than 45 kilometers an hour, loss of demerit points, and on-the-spot suspension by police officers for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 kilometers an hour. Other grounds for license suspension are not appealable.

Under the traffic law QLD, over speeding also carried with it 8 demerit points, which will be recorded in your traffic history. Accumulating a lot of points will cause you to be dealt with under the demerit point scheme. In most cases, traffic violators would persuade the court to give an order under Section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act.

A person granted with Section 10 will incur no criminal records and may be acquitted from license suspension, thus there is no need for an appeal.

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