Man Cops 33 Demerit Points In A Single Police Stop In Sydney
Many people were shocked when they heard news of a woman copping 28 demerit points during the Easter long weekend.
But it looks like we've got a new winner for the holiday period with a bloke in Sydney receiving a whopping 33 points.
The 38-year-old was pulled over on Saturday in Sydney for a random breath test. It was there that police noticed a few younger passengers weren't restrained properly in the backseat.
New South Wales Police released a statement saying: "While speaking with the driver, officers noticed an 11-year-old girl unrestrained in the back of the vehicle and a three-year-old not wearing a seatbelt or in an approved baby seat.
"On further inspection, police discovered another three children beneath a blanket unrestrained on the floor of the van.
"The 38-year-old man was issued with five traffic infringement notices for unrestrained child offences, incurring six demerits for each infringement.
"He was also issued with a defective seatbelt offence which carries three demerit points, bringing his total to 33 demerit points."
That's enough demerit points to have your license suspended more than twice over.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said: "People need to be accountable for unsafe driving practices, whatever they may be.
"The reality is they are not only putting the lives of themselves and their passengers at risk but also others travelling on NSW roads.
"While there will always be those who persist in putting the lives of others in danger on our roads, we will be even more persistent in ensuring our roads are safe for the people of NSW."
It follows the woman on the New South Wales Central Coast who copped it in a very similar way, with police allegedly finding three kids unsecured in her car.
In addition to that cops say she was using her phone while driving, taking the total demerit point fine to 28 and a $1,348 monetary fine.
Police added: "Children at risk notifications have been made to Family and Community Services."
They said three people died on New South Wales roads during the Easter period and more than 6,000 people were caught speeding.
Assistant Commissioner Corboy said: "Those thoughts should be incentive enough to turn anyone off acting like an idiot on our roads."
Now that double demerits are well and truly over for the Easter and Anzac Day period, we shouldn't take this as an excuse to break the law. You'll still cop a fine, albeit just a bit less.
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