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If you commit a traffic offence anywhere in Australia, demerit points may be allocated and recorded on your traffic history. Your traffic history is a record of all of your road rules related offences, as well as any drink-driving, drug-driving, dangerous driving or vehicle registration offences you have committed.

Demerit points apply from the date you commit an offence and are recorded once you have either paid the fine or been dealt with by a court.

Driver licence

Learner and provisional licences

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Learner licence holder riding a motorcycle while not under direction of an appropriately licensed supervisor Driver Licensing Reg—Section 4(7)(a) 4 $195
Learner licence holder riding under direction of person being carried as a pillion passenger Driver Licensing Reg—Section 4(7)(c) 4 $195
Learner licence holder driving a vehicle while not under direction of an appropriately licensed supervisor Driver Licensing Reg—Section 5(11)(a) 4 $195
Learner licence holder driving a vehicle under direction of person not seated next to learner (if vehicle has seating capacity) Driver Licensing Reg—Section 5(11)(b) 4 $195
Learner licence holder failing to display L plate clearly legible from rear of a motorcycle Driver Licensing Reg—Section 58(a) 2 $195
Learner licence holder failing to display L plates clearly legible at front and rear of vehicle Driver Licensing Reg—Section 58(b) 2 $195
P1 licence holder failing to display red P plate clearly legible from rear of motorcycle Driver Licensing Reg—Section 61(2)(a) 2 $195
P1 licence holder failing to display red P plates clearly legible from front and rear of car Driver Licensing Reg—Section 61(2)(b) 2 $195
P2 licence holder failing to display green P plate clearly legible from rear of motorcycle Driver Licensing Reg—Section 62(2)(a) 2 $195
P2 licence holder failing to display green P plates clearly legible from front and rear of car Driver Licensing Reg—Section 62(2)(b) 2 $195

Licence classes and conditions

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Failing to comply with a condition stated on a Queensland driver licence Driver Licensing Reg—Section 25(2) 1 $121
Failing to comply with a condition of a non-Queensland driver licence Driver Licensing Reg—Section 128(2) 1 $121
P1 or P2 provisional licence holder under 25, or P1 or P2 probationary licence holder driving high-powered vehicle when not holding, or not driving in accordance with, certificate of exemption Driver Licensing Reg—Section 70(2) 3 $365
Driver subject to late night driving restriction, driving between 11pm and 5am when not holding, or not driving in accordance with, a certificate of exemption, restricted licence order or special hardship order Driver Licensing Reg—Section 72(3) 3 $365
Class C P1 provisional licence holder under 25 driving between 11pm and 5am carrying more than 1 passenger under 21 who is not an immediate family member Driver Licensing Reg—Section 74(2) 3 $365
Class C P1 probationary licence holder driving between 11pm and 5am carrying more than 1 passenger under 21 who is not an immediate family member of holder Driver Licensing Reg—Section 74(2) 3 $365
Failing to comply with requirement to produce certificate of exemption for driving high-powered vehicle to police officer Driver Licensing Reg—Section 70(4) 1 $195
Failing to comply with requirement to produce certificate of exemption for late night driving to police officer Driver Licensing Reg—Section 72(5) 1 $195

Driving offences

Driver distraction

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Driving vehicle when image from television or visual display unit visible to the driver or likely to distract another driver Queensland Road Rules—Section 299(1) 3 $162

Driving safely

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Depositing or dropping injurious matter on a road TO(RUM) Act—Section 137(1) 2 $487
Driving a vehicle with more than the maximum number of persons allowed to be carried in the vehicle Traffic Reg—Section 76 3 $243
Driving a vehicle with a load weighing more than the maximum weight to be carried on the vehicle Traffic Reg—Section 76 3 $243
Driving hire vehicle on Fraser Island with more than 7 passengers Traffic Reg—Section 77(1)(a) 3 $365
Driving hire vehicle on Fraser Island that is carrying a load on the vehicle’s roof Traffic Reg—Section 77(1)(d) 3 $365
Driving with a passenger in part of a vehicle that is not designed to carry passengers or goods Queensland Road Rules—Section 268(4A) 3 $227
Driving with a passenger in part of a vehicle designed to carry goods when that part is not enclosed Queensland Road Rules—Section 268(4B) 3 $227
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle that is not in safe condition Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(a)(iv) 3 $243
Driving without due care and attention TO(RUM) Act—Section 83 3 Court imposed

Giving way

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Failing to give way when entering or driving in a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 114(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way when making a U-turn Queensland Road Rules—Section 38 3 $365
Failing to give way to a pedestrian when turning at an intersection with traffic lights Queensland Road Rules—Section 62(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a vehicle when turning left at a left turn on red after stopping sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 62(1)(b) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a vehicle when turning right at an intersection with traffic lights Queensland Road Rules—Section 62(1)(c) 3 $365
Failing to give way when turning at an intersection without a traffic light-stop sign when the traffic lights are not operating or partly operating Queensland Road Rules—Section 63(3) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a pedestrian or vehicle on the road being entered at an intersection with a flashing yellow traffic arrow Queensland Road Rules—Section 64(a) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a vehicle when turning right at an intersection with a flashing yellow traffic arrow Queensland Road Rules—Section 64(c) 3 $365
Failing to give way at a marked foot crossing with a flashing yellow traffic light (other than at an intersection) Queensland Road Rules—Section 65(2) 3 $365
Failing to give way at an intersection (other than a T-intersection or roundabout) Queensland Road Rules—Section 72(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way at a T-intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 73(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way when entering a road from a road-related area Queensland Road Rules—Section 74(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way when entering a road-related area from a road Queensland Road Rules—Section 75(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a bus leaving a bus-stop on a road in a built-up area with a signposted speed limit not more than 70 km/h Queensland Road Rules—Section 77(1) 3 $219
Failing to give way to emergency vehicle displaying flashing blue or red lights or sounding an alarm Queensland Road Rules—Section 79(1) 3 $284
Failing to stop for a pedestrian on a children’s crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 80(2)(b) 3 $365
Proceeding before a pedestrian has left a children’s crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 80(4) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 81(2) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a pedestrian in a shared zone Queensland Road Rules—Section 83 3 $365
Failing to give way when driving through a break in a dividing strip Queensland Road Rules—Section 84(1)(b) 3 $365
Failing to give way when entering a turning lane from a painted island Queensland Road Rules—Section 85 3 $365
Failing to give way to another vehicle in a median turning bay when entering the bay Queensland Road Rules—Section 86(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way when moving from the side or shoulder of a road into a marked lane or line of traffic Queensland Road Rules—Section 87(1) 3 $365
Failing to give way when turning from median strip parking area Queensland Road Rules—Section 87(3) 3 $365
Failing to give way to vehicle travelling in another marked lane or line of traffic Queensland Road Rules—Section 148 3 $365
Failing to give way to another vehicle in marked lane when diverging to the left or right within the lane Queensland Road Rules—Section 148A 3 $365
Failing to give way to vehicle in front when merging into line of traffic Queensland Road Rules—Section 149 3 $365
Failing to give way when driving on a path as required Queensland Road Rules—Section 288(4) 3 $284
Failing to give way when driving on a nature strip as required Queensland Road Rules—Section 289(2) 3 $284

Indicating

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Failing to give a proper left or right change of direction signal Queensland Road Rules—Section 46(1) and Section 48(1) 2 $73
Failing to give a proper stop signal when stopping or suddenly slowing Queensland Road Rules—Section 53 2 $97
Failing to give a proper stop signal with sufficient warning Queensland Road Rules—Section 53(2) 2 $97
Failing to give a left change of direction signal when entering a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 112(2) 2 $73
Failing to continue to give a left change of direction signal until after leaving a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 112(3) 2 $73
Failing to give a right change of direction signal when entering a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 113(2) 2 $73
Failing to continue to give a right change of direction signal when in a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 113(3) 2 $73
Failing to give a left change of direction signal when changing marked lanes or lines of traffic in a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 117(1) 2 $73
Failing to give a right change of direction signal when changing marked lanes or lines of traffic in a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 117(2) 2 $73
Failing to give a left change of direction signal when leaving a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 118(1) 2 $73

Keeping left

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Failing to drive to the left of the island in a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 115(1) 2 $73
Failing to keep left on a road (other than a multi-lane road or a road with 2 or more lines of traffic) Queensland Road Rules—Section 129(1) 2 $97
Driving in the right lane on a multi-lane road with a signposted speed limit more than 80 km/h (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 130(2) 2 $73
Failing to keep left of a median strip (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 135(1) 2 $97
Failing to turn left at intersection from left lane of multi-lane road when slip lane on the multi-lane road is obstructed Queensland Road Rules—Section 28(1A) 2 $73
Failing to drive to the left of an oncoming vehicle (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 131(1) 2 $48
Failing to drive to the left of the centre of a 2-way road without a dividing line or median strip (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 132(1) 2 $97

Lighting and headlights

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Using lights on a vehicle that dazzle other road users Queensland Road Rules—Section 219 1 $48
Failing to dip headlights when travelling behind another vehicle or for an oncoming vehicle Queensland Road Rules—Section 218(1) 1 $48
Failing to have lights on vehicle lit at night or in hazardous conditions Queensland Road Rules—Section 215(1) 1 $121

Mobile phones

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Class C learner licence holder under 25 using a mobile phone when driving Driver Licensing Reg—Section 68(2) 3 $365
Class C P1 provisional licence holder under 25 or P1 probationary licence holder using a mobile phone when driving Driver Licensing Reg—Section 68(2) 3 $365
Driver of a vehicle using a mobile phone (other than in a parked vehicle) Queensland Road Rules—Section 300(1) 3 $365

Overtaking

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Overtaking a vehicle when unsafe to do so Queensland Road Rules—Section 140 2 $170
Overtaking on the left of a vehicle turning left (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 141(1) 2 $170
Overtaking on the right of a vehicle turning right (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 142(1) 2 $170
Overtaking on the left of a vehicle turning left that is displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign when unsafe to do so Queensland Road Rules—Section 143(1) 2 $170
Overtaking on the right of a vehicle turning right that is displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign when unsafe to do so Queensland Road Rules—Section 143(2) 2 $170

Safe following distance

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Failing to keep a safe distance when overtaking a vehicle Queensland Road Rules—Section 144 2 $170
Following too closely to the vehicle in front Queensland Road Rules—Section 126 1 $284
Driver of a long vehicle following too closely to another long vehicle Queensland Road Rules—Section 127(1) 1 $284

Road signs and lane markings

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Disobeying a clearance or low clearance sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 102(1) 4 $487
Disobeying an indication given by an official traffic sign TO(RUM) Act—Section 74(1) 3 $365
Driving in a marked lane with an overhead red diagonal cross displayed over the lane Queensland Road Rules—Section 152(2) 3 $219
Failing to leave a marked lane with a flashing red diagonal cross displayed over the lane (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 152(3) 3 $219
Disobeying a no U-turn sign on a length of road or at a break in dividing strip Queensland Road Rules—Section 39 3 $97
Disobeying a no U-turn sign at an intersection without traffic lights Queensland Road Rules—Section 41 3 $97
Failing to stop at a stop line at an intersection without traffic lights Queensland Road Rules—Section 67(2) 3 $365
Failing to give way at a stop line at an intersection without traffic lights Queensland Road Rules—Section 67 3 $365
Failing to stop at a stop sign or line (other than at an intersection, crossing or twin red lights) Queensland Road Rules—Section 68(2) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a vehicle at a stop sign or line (other than at an intersection, crossing or twin red lights) Queensland Road Rules—Section 68(3) 3 $365
Failing to give way to a pedestrian or vehicle at a stop sign or line (other than at an intersection, crossing or twin red lights) Queensland Road Rules—Section 68(3) 3 $365
Failing to give way to approaching vehicles at a give way sign or line at an intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 69(2) 3 $365
Failing to give way when turning left from a slip lane Queensland Road Rules—Section 69(2A) 3 $365
Failing to give way when turning at a give way sign or line at an intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 69(3) 3 $365
Failing to give way to another driver at a give way sign or line at intersection as required when also at give way sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 69A 3 $365
Failing to give way to another driver at a stop sign or line at intersection as required Queensland Road Rules—Section 69A 3 $365
Failing to give way when facing a give way sign or line at a bridge or length of narrow road Queensland Road Rules—Section 70 3 $365
Failing to give way when facing a give way sign or line (other than at an intersection, bridge or length of narrow road) Queensland Road Rules—Section 71(1) 3 $365
Disobeying a hand-held stop sign at a children’s crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 80(2)(a) 3 $365
Driving past a hand-held stop sign at a children’s crossing after stopping for the sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 80(3) 3 $365
Disobeying a left turn only sign at an intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 88(1) 3 $97
Disobeying a left lane must turn left sign at an intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 88(2) 3 $97
Disobeying right turn only sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 89(1) 3 $97
Disobeying right lane must turn right sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 89(2) 3 $97
Disobeying a no turns sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 90 3 $97
Disobeying a no left turn sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 91(1) 3 $97
Disobeying a no right turn sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 91(2) 3 $97
Disobeying a traffic lane arrow Queensland Road Rules—Section 92(1) 3 $97
Driving past a no overtaking or passing sign on a bridge or length of road when an oncoming vehicle is on the bridge or road Queensland Road Rules—Section 93(1)(a) 3 $170
Overtaking a vehicle on a bridge or length of road where a no overtaking or passing sign is displayed Queensland Road Rules—Section 93(1)(b) 3 $170
Disobeying a no overtaking on bridge sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 94 3 $170
Disobeying a keep clear sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 96(1) 3 $146
Disobeying a no access sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 97(1) 3 $146
Driving in contrary direction to a one-way sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 98(1) 3 $170
Failing to drive left after passing a keep left sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 99(1) 3 $170
Failing to drive right after passing a keep right sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 99(2) 3 $170
Disobeying a no entry sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 100 3 $170
Failing to stop at hand held stop sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 101(1) 3 $365
Driving past hand held stop sign being displayed Queensland Road Rules—Section 101(2) 3 $365
Disobeying a bridge load limit sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 103 3 $121
Driving past no trucks sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 104 3 $121
Disobeying a trucks must enter sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 105 3 $121
Disobeying a no buses sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 106 3 $121
Disobeying a buses must enter sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 107 3 $121
Disobeying a trucks and buses must use low gear sign Queensland Road Rules—Section 108(1) 3 $121
Disobeying a stop sign at a level crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 121 3 $365
Disobeying a give way sign at a level crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 122 3 $365
Failing to comply with an overhead green, white or yellow diagonal cross displayed over a marked lane Queensland Road Rules—Section 152(1) 3 $219
Disobeying a traffic lane arrow in a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 116 3 $97
Driving on arrester bed or safety ramp when not necessary for road safety purposes to do so Queensland Road Rules—Section 101A(1) 3 $170
Failing to keep left of the dividing line on a road (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 132(2) 3 $219
Failing to keep left of 2 continuous dividing lines on a road (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 132(3) 3 $219
Driving on a painted island (without an excuse) Queensland Road Rules—Section 138(1) 3 $219
Turning left contrary to a road marking Queensland Road Rules—Section 29(1) 3 $97
Turning right contrary to a road marking at an intersection (other than a T-intersection) Queensland Road Rules—Section 33(1) 3 $97
Making an improper U-turn at an intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 42 3 $97
Driving across single continuous dividing line, a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line or 2 parallel continuous dividing lines to perform U-turn Queensland Road Rules—Section 132(2A) 3 $219
Entering bicycle storage area contrary to red traffic light Queensland Road Rules—Section 60A(1) 3 $365
Driving in the contrary direction on a one-way service road Queensland Road Rules—Section 136 2 $97
Failing to turn left at intersection on multi-lane road from slip lane on the multi-lane road Queensland Road Rules—Section 28(1A) 2 $73
Starting a U-turn when unsafe to do so Queensland Road Rules—Section 37 2 $97
Making a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights Queensland Road Rules—Section 40 2 $97
Making an improper entry into a roundabout from a multi-lane road Queensland Road Rules—Section 111(1) 2 $73
Making an improper entry into a roundabout from a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in same direction Queensland Road Rules—Section 111(1) 2 $73
Increasing speed when being overtaken Queensland Road Rules—Section 145 2 $73

Seatbelt

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Driver failing to ensure a passenger at least 16 years wears a seat belt properly adjusted and fastened Queensland Road Rules—Section 265(3) 3 $365
Driver failing to ensure a passenger at least 16 years occupies seating position fitted with seatbelt Queensland Road Rules—Section 265(3) 3 $365
Driver allowing passenger at least 16 years to occupy same seating position as another passenger Queensland Road Rules—Section 265(3) 3 $365
Failing to wear a seat belt when driving a vehicle fitted with a seat belt for the driver Queensland Road Rules—Section 264(1) 3 $365
Passenger at least 16 years failing to wear a seat belt in a vehicle fitted with a  seat belt for the passenger Queensland Road Rules—Section 265(1) 3 $365
Driver failing to ensure a passenger under 16 years wears a seat belt or restraint Queensland Road Rules—Section 266(1) 3 $365

Speeding

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Driving less than 13 km/h over the speed limit Queensland Road Rules—Section 20 1 $162
Driving at least 13 km/h, but not more than 20 km/h, over the speed limit Queensland Road Rules—Section 20 3 $243
Driving more than 20km/h, but not more than 30km/h, over the speed limit Queensland Road Rules—Section 20 4 $406
Driving more than 30km/h, but not more than 40km/h, over the speed limit Queensland Road Rules—Section 20 6 $568
Driving more than 40km/h over the speed limit Queensland Road Rules—Section 20 8 $1,137
Driving at an unsafe speed when approaching a children’s crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 80(1) 3 Court imposed
Driving at an unsafe speed when approaching a pedestrian crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 81(1) 3 Court imposed

Traffic lights

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Failing to stop for a red traffic light or arrow Queensland Road Rules—Section 56 3 $365
Failing to stop for a yellow traffic light or arrow Queensland Road Rules—Section 57 3 $365
Enter intersection or marked foot crossing contrary to red traffic light Queensland Road Rules—Section 59(1) 3 $365
Enter intersection or marked foot crossing contrary to red traffic arrow Queensland Road Rules—Section 60 3 $365
Driving past a red traffic light or arrow at an intersection after being stopped before entering the intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 61(2) 3 $365
Driving past a yellow traffic light or arrow at an intersection after being stopped before entering the intersection Queensland Road Rules—Section 61(2) 3 $365
Disobeying twin red traffic lights (other than at a level crossing) Queensland Road Rules—Section 66(1) 3 $365
Driving past twin red traffic lights after stopping before the lights (other than at a level crossing) Queensland Road Rules—Section 66(4) 3 $365
Disobeying a red B traffic light (driver of bus or taxi ) Queensland Road Rules—Section 281 3 $365
Driving past a red or yellow B traffic light at an intersection after stopping for the light (driver of bus or taxi) Queensland Road Rules—Section 284 3 $365
Disobeying a traffic light-stop sign at an intersection when the traffic lights are not operating or partly operating Queensland Road Rules—Section 63(2) 3 $365
Failing to stop for a yellow B light Queensland Road Rules—Section 282 3 $365
Proceeding after stopping before an intersection contrary to a red or yellow B light being displayed at the intersection (driver of bus or taxi) Queensland Road Rules—Section 286(2) 3 $365

Turning

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Making an improper left turn Queensland Road Rules—Section 27(1) 2 $73
Making an improper left turn from a multi-lane road Queensland Road Rules—Section 28(1) 2 $73
Making an improper right turn Queensland Road Rules—Section 31(1) 2 $73

Other vehicles on the road

Bicycles

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Failing to leave 1m when passing a bicycle in a 60km/h or less speed zone Queensland Road Rules—Section 144A(1) 3 $365
Failing to leave 1.5m when passing a bicycle in a speed zone over 60km/h Queensland Road Rules—Section 144A(1) 3 $365

Emergency vehicles

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Moving into path of emergency vehicle displaying flashing blue or red lights or sounding an alarm Queensland Road Rules—Section 78(1) 3 $284
Failing to move out of path of emergency vehicle displaying flashing blue or red lights or sounding an alarm Queensland Road Rules—Section 78(2) 3 $284

Level crossings for trains and trams

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Driver cause damage to infrastructure at railway crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 300D(1) 4 $975
Driver cause obstruction at a level crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 300D(2) 4 $975
Disobeying warning lights at a level crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 123(a) 3 $365
Driving under or around the closed or closing gates at a level crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 123(b) 3 $365
Driving under or around the opening gates at a level crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 123(b) 3 $365
Entering a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching, entering, or on the level crossing Queensland Road Rules—Section 123(c)  3 $365
Entering a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching the level crossing and there is a likelihood of a collision Queensland Road Rules—Section 123(d) 3 $365
Entering level crossing when crossing or road beyond is blocked Queensland Road Rules—Section 123(e) 3 $365

Trams

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine

Driving on a safety zone at or near a tram stop

Queensland Road Rules—Section 162(1) 3 $146
Driving to the left of a safety zone at or near a tram stop, at an unsafe speed Queensland Road Rules—Section 162(1) 3 $146
Passing or overtaking a tram improperly Queensland Road Rules—Section 160 and 161 2 $170
Failing to stop before passing rear of a tram stopped at tram stop other than at tram stop at far left side of road when driving behind rear of tram Queensland Road Rules—Section 163(2) 2 $170
Failing to give way to tram entering or approaching a roundabout Queensland Road Rules—Section 114(2) 3 $365
Driving past a tram stopped at tram stop other than at tram stop at far left side of road when pedestrians are crossing road between tram tracks and far left side of road when driving behind rear of tram Queensland Road Rules—Section 163(3) 2 $170
Driving past a tram stopped at tram stop other than at tram stop at far left side of road at a speed over 10 km/h when driving behind rear of tram Queensland Road Rules—Section 163(4) 2 $170
Failing to stop for a tram that stops at tram stop other than at tram stop at far left side of road when driving alongside or overtaking tram Queensland Road Rules—Section 164(2) 2 $170
Driving past or overtaking a tram stopped at tram stop other than at tram stop at far left side of road when pedestrians are crossing road between tram tracks and far left side of road when previously driving alongside or overtaking tram Queensland Road Rules—Section 164(3) 2 $170
Driving past a tram stopped at tram stop other than at tram stop at far left side of road at a speed over 10 km/h when previously driving alongside or overtaking tram Queensland Road Rules—Section 164(4) 2 $170

Proceeding after being stopped beside a tram stop, if a tram is stopped at tram stop, other than at tram stop at far left side of road, when pedestrians are crossing road between tram tracks and far left side of road

Queensland Road Rules—Section 164AA(2) 2 $170

Driving past a tram stopped at tram stop, other than at tram stop at far left side of road, at a speed over 10 km/h when previously stopped behind a tram stop

Queensland Road Rules—Section 164AA(3) 2 $170
Driving in a tramway when not permitted Queensland Road Rules—Section 155A(1) 3 $365
Failing to stop for a red T light (driver of tram) Queensland Road Rules—Section 274 3 $365
Failing to stop for a yellow T light (driver of tram) Queensland Road Rules—Section 275 3 $365

Driving past a red or yellow T light at an intersection after stopping for the light (driver of tram)

Queensland Road Rules—Section 277 3 $365
Proceeding when a white T light or traffic arrow is no longer showing after stopping at an intersection (driver of tram) Queensland Road Rules—Section 279(2) 3 $365

Vehicle

Smoky vehicle/noise pollution

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Driving a vehicle in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke Queensland Road Rules—Section 291(1)(a) 2 $390
Wilfully starting or driving a vehicle in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke Queensland Road Rules—Section 291(1)(b) 2 $390

Vehicle modifications and accessories

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Driving a vehicle towing a trailer with person in or on trailer Queensland Road Rules—Section 298 3 $211
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle that is not fitted with equipment required by the vehicle standards Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(a)(i) 1 $121
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle fitted with required equipment that does not comply with the vehicle standards Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(a)(ii) 1 $121
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle that is not constructed and loaded to comply with the vehicle standards Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(a)(iii) 1 $121
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle fitted with optional equipment that does not comply with the vehicle standards Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(a)(v) 1 $121
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle when stationary noise level is not more than 10dB(A) above the vehicle standards Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(a)(vi) 1 $121
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle when stationary noise level is at least 10dB(A) above the vehicle standards Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(a)(vi) 1 $243
Drive, park or permit use of a vehicle that is defective but not unsafe Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(b) 1 $121
Modifying a silencing device fitted to a vehicle to reduce the effectiveness of device (without an excuse) Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 5(1)(d) 1 $73
Driving a vehicle with a modified silencing device that is ineffective Vehicle Standards and Safety Reg—Section 11 1 $73

Motorcycle

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine
Motorcycle rider lane filtering improperly Queensland Road Rules—Section 151A(2) 3 $365
Motorcycle rider improperly riding on road shoulder or emergency stopping lane Queensland Road Rules—Section 151B(2) 3 $365
Motocycle rider failing to wear an approved helmet Queensland Road Rules—Section 270(1)(a) 3 $365
Motorcycle rider failing to ensure a passenger wears an approved helmet Queensland Road Rules—Section 270(1)(b) 3 $365
Passenger on a motorcycle failing to wear an approved helmet Queensland Road Rules—Section 270(2) 3 $365

Heavy vehicles

Description of offence Legislation Points Fine

Driving a heavy vehicle contrary to a major defect notice

Heavy Vehicle National Law—Section 529

3

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Driving a heavy vehicle contrary to a minor defect notice

Heavy Vehicle National Law—Section 529

1

Refer to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website

A person must not drive a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle on a road while the person is impaired by fatigue.

Heavy Vehicle National Law —Section 228(1)

3

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Solo drivers—standard hours (severe breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the Standard hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the Standard hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 250(1)

3

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Solo drivers—standard hours (critical breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the Standard hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the Standard hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 250(1)

4

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Two-up drivers—standard hours (severe breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the Standard hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the Standard hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 251(1)

3

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Two-up drivers—standard hours (critical breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the Standard hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the Standard hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 251(1)

4

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Solo drivers—BFM hours (severe breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the BFM hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the BFM hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 254(1)

3

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Solo drivers—BFM hours (critical breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the BFM hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the BFM hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 254(1)

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Two-up drivers—BFM hours (severe breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the BFM hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the BFM hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law —Section 256(1)

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Refer to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website

Two-up drivers—BFM hours (critical breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the BFM hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the BFM hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 256(1)

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Refer to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website

Drivers—AFM hours (severe breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the AFM hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the AFM hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 258(1)

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Drivers—AFM hours (critical breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the AFM hours for the period; or
  • rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the AFM hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 258(1)

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Refer to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website

Drivers—work and rest hours exemption (severe breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the exemption hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the exemption hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 260(1)

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Drivers—work and rest hours exemption (critical breach):

  • in any period exceeds the maximum work time stated in the exemption hours for the period; or
  • in any period rests for less than the minimum rest time stated in the exemption hours for the period.

Heavy Vehicle National Law — Section 260(1)

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Refer to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website

Licence demerit points

Find out how the accumulation of demerit points affects learner, provisional and open licence holders.

Last updated
5 July 2016

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