Queensland Driving Infringements To Increase From Today
With some fines set to double
Minor driving offences could leave Queenslanders out of pocket with traffic fines set to increase from today.
Club Traffic and Safety Engineering Manager Gregory Miskowycz revealed that some infringements are expected to more than double from today.
“From the start of the new financial year the State Government is significantly increasing penalties for some critical road safety offences,” he said.
“The price of not wearing a seatbelt is set to more than double from $413 to $1078, coming into line with the cost of using your mobile phone behind the wheel."
- Gregory Miskowycz
“The fine for running a red light will increase from $413 to $575 and penalties for speeding will also rise.”
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Mr Miskowycz warned drivers that registration and license renewal fees are also expected to increase.
“Registration and driver licence costs have been capped at a 2.5% increase, as have public transport fares which will rise in south-east Queensland on 4 July after being frozen for the past 18 months,” he said.
“We will also see motorists paying more to use most toll roads, which are increasing by the Brisbane CPI figure of 6%.
“On-street parking for cars and motorcycles in Zone 1 in the Brisbane CBD and surrounds is increasing by 25 cents per hour.”
For the full list of infringement increases, follow the link through to the RACQ website.
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