Road Safety Committee report upon the inquiry into the demerit points scheme

The purpose of this report is to make recommendations on the Demerit Points Scheme in operation in Victoria. In particular, it discusses whether: (1) the number of demerit points for different offences is appropriate; (2) penalties and/or warnings prescribed at various point levels are appropriate; and (3) there is scope for any features that would increase the deterrence for repeat offenders, or for driver improvement programs for drivers with a high number of demerit points. The report makes specific recommendations about the scheme. The thrust of the recommendations is to better target the use of resources by removing some minor offences from the scheme and focusing on the worst repeat offenders. The report also recommends that further Police attention should be given to identifying the extent of driving whilst disqualified and enforcement of existing law in order to protect the integrity of the scheme. The report also indicates that, although Victoria has been a world leader with many road safety innovations, the state is behind international best practice in gaining value from driver and accident information databases.

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    Victoria. Parliament. Road Safety Committee

  • Authors:
    • Richardson, J I
  • Publication Date: 1994-11


  • English

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  • Pagination: 225p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01437276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 730641414
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 8:32PM