We made a request to police to provide statistics for speeding amongst heavy vehicle drivers. It’s much less likely that a truck driver will be breaking the speed limit than a car driver, but 2185 infringement notices were issued in 2022, resulting in just over $160,000 in fines.
|Offence description||Offences||Total fines|
|Exceeded 80km/h (school bus)||1||$30|
|Exceeded 80km/h (trailer)||27||$2570|
|Exceeded 90km/h (heavy motor vehicle)||1436||$86,450|
|All other speeding||721||$70,960|
Unlike cars, trucks are not capable of exceeding the speed limit by a huge margin, which is why the average speeding fine for those caught going over 90km/h was only $60, compared to all other speeding (which will include speeding in urban areas) at $98.
Drivers can learn how to manage speed with our speed awareness course.