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Inquiry into Speed Zoning and its impact on the Demerit Points Scheme

This inquiry commenced in October 2013 to review and report on the process of determining speed limits on NSW roads and the imposition of demerit point penalties for speeding offences.

That the Committee inquires into and reports on the process of determining speed limits on NSW roads and the imposition of demerit point penalties for speeding offences with particular reference to:

a) the contribution of speed to crash rates on NSW roads;

b) the rationale for and current operation of speed zones on NSW roads;

c) key factors governing the establishment of speed limits;

d) mechanisms for reviewing the appropriateness of maximum speed limits;

e) the operation of speed limits in other jurisdictions;

f) the appropriateness of current thresholds in the Demerit Points Scheme for speeding offences;

g) the impact of demerit points in reducing speeding behaviour; and

h) any other related matters.


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