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Legislation relating to speeding

Links to the Act and regulations about speeding.

Road Safety Road Rules 2017 (Vic)

These rules, which apply from 1 July 2017, explain the behaviour that is expected of people who use Victoria's roads. It applies to drivers, riders, and pedestrians. The rules are based on the Australian Road Rules with local variations for Victorian Roads.

See Road Safety Road Rules 2017 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)

This Act aims to provide for safe, efficient and equitable road use. It sets out the general obligations of road users and the procedures for the registration of motor vehicles and the licensing of drivers.

See Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019 (Vic)

These Regulations set out requirements for drivers licences and the different rules that apply to licences of novice drivers. They also explains the circumstances for cancellation, suspension and addition of demerit points. The offences that attract demerit points to a drivers licence are listed in Schedule 3.

See Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

For demerit points list see Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019 (Vic)—Schedule 3 Demerit points(opens in a new window).

Road Safety (General) Regulations 2019 (Vic)

These Regulations prescribes procedures and devices (such as speed cameras) that are to be used for evidence in prosecuting traffic offences that involve drugs or alcohol, vehicle speed, mass and other traffic offences.

They also prescribe the penalties and information that is to be contained in parking and traffic infringements.

See Road Safety (General) Regulations 2019 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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