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Speeding – Mandatory licence loss

Schedule 5 of the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) details the mandatory licence loss provisions that relate to speeding offences.

This means if you are required to go to Court for a speeding offence, a Magistrate has no choice but to impose the below suspension period as a minimum. There is no maximum period that applies and it is therefore very important to have a defence lawyer assist you to keep your licence loss to a minimum.

Speed of vehicle Mandatory minimum suspension period
Exceed posted speed limit by 25km/hr but less than 35km/hr
(eg: 103km/hr in an 80km/hr zone)
3 months
Exceed posted speed limit by 35km/hr but less than 45km/hr 6 months
Exceed posted speed limit by 45km/hr or more 12 months
Travel at a speed of 130km/hr or more that is not covered by any of the above.
(eg: 132km/hr in a 110km/hr zone – 22km/hr over the limit)
3 months

What do I do now?

To ensure the best chance of a successful defence, it is important to get in contact with an expert criminal lawyer as soon as possible. At Emma Turnbull Lawyers, we have experienced criminal defence lawyers who can assist you in defending this charge.

Contact our office today to speak to an accredited criminal law specialist, on (03) 9077 4834 or at