Demerit reform bill

On the basis of Premier Kristina Keneally’s commitment to change demerit points policies, NSW Roads Minister David Borger has introduced a bill to give truck drivers more demerit points.

The Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Bill introduced into Parliament this week will increase demerit points for professional drivers from 12 to 14, taking into account the recent growth in the number of points.

Reportedly, Borger says the Bill recognises that professional drivers are more exposed to enforcement and that a loss of licence can have consequences on their employment and family life.

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) will be responsible for determining a professional driver, which will be defined as someone whose primary work involves driving a vehicle on state and interstate roads.

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