Member for Morwell Russell Northe is reminding local motorists of new road and licensing laws that come into effect tomorrow.
“Amendments to the Road Safety Act 1986 and the new Road Safety Regulations 2019 may have an impact for motorists with some of the changes including that:
- Important notices delivered in the mail such as demerit point notices will be deemed as served even if they are returned as undelivered
- Drivers from overseas or interstate will be required to obtain a Victorian drivers licence after living in Victoria for six months
- Higher penalties will apply for offences such as high range speeding and driving unlicensed
- Learner drivers caught driving a motor vehicle without a supervising driver sitting beside them will receive 3 demerit points and a fine of $826.10
- Learner drivers will receive one demerit point and a $165.22 fine if they fail to display their L plate
- Learner motorcyclists riding without an approved hi-vis vest or jacket will receive a loss of one demerit point and a fine of $165.22
“Safety on our roads is absolutely paramount and if these changes result in more care and caution then that’s a good thing”, Mr Northe said.
“Obviously updating one’s personal and contact details is also important in the context of these new rules”, Mr Northe said.
“I strongly encourage all road users to make sure they are well educated on any changes that have been made” Mr Northe concluded.
Further information can be found on the Department of Transports website as per below:
Updated Road Safety Act And Regulations Put Safety First
FAQ on regulations