Licencing & Registration
|Thursday, 11 April 2013|
From 1 June 2013 the RMS is applying a matching fee for drivers using the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Tunnel without their tag in the vehicle.
The matching fee will be $0.55 and is applied as a charge for matching a photo of the vehicle number plate to the RMS E-Toll account.
The RMS is encouraging customers to get additional tags and is offering two additional tags free of charge until the end of May 2013. Additional tags normally cost $40.00 each.
All other NSW toll operators already charge a matching fee.
If you have not already done so, be sure to contact the RMS before 1 June 2013.
|Wednesday, 13 March 2013|
The NSW Government announced yesterday more changes to the logbook driving hours requirement for learner licences.
Learners who participate in a new Safer Driving Course will be able to reduce their compulsory supervised driving hours from 120 hours to 100 hours.
The reduction of 20 hours is in addition to the 20 hour reduction already available for having 10 hours of professional lessons.
In total, learners will be able to reduce their compulsory supervised driving hours from 120 down to 80 if they participate in the new Safer Driving Course and also have 10 hours of professional lessons.
The new Safer Driving Course will involve both theoretical and practical training and has been developed in consultation with safety and industry experts.
The government also announced that from 1 July 2013, learners will be allowed to travel at 90km/h, instead of the current 80km/h.
The final aspect of the announcement is that restricted provisional drivers licences are being tested in three remote communities in northern NSW.
The restricted provisional licences are designed to assist young drivers from remote, lower socio-economic and Aboriginal communities satisfy the requirements to get their P-plates.
Under 25 year olds from those remote communities will be eligible for the restricted provisional drivers licence if they have completed 50 supervised driving hours and have passed the driving test. They will only be able to use the restricted provisional licence to drive to work, education and medical appointments.
|Friday, 15 February 2013|
Transport for NSW has published information on the top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW.
There are no surprises.
Misunderstood road rules include those associated with roundabouts, use of mobile phones, merging, keeping left, u-turns and yellow traffic lights.
The information is worth looking at, even as a refresher to make sure that your understanding of the road rules is up to date.
The information is available here.
|Friday, 28 September 2012|
Do not forget that double demerits are now in force for seatbelt and speeding offences this long weekend. Double demerits will be in place until midnight on Sunday. Drive carefully and enjoy the long weekend.
|Saturday, 23 June 2012|
The NSW State Government has announced that registration labels for light vehicles will be abolished from 1 January 2013.
From that date registration labels will no longer be required for cars, motorbikes and trucks with a GVM up to 4.5 tonnes.
Registration labels are not a reliable indication that a vehicle is validly registered and in any case police check vehicle registration regardless of the label.
The RMS has introduced a facility for checking vehicle registration. If you go to the free registration check page of the RMS website and enter a vehicle registation number, you will receive information on the registration status and on the current greenslip insurer for that vehicle.
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