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Penalties, fines and infringements

What happens if you break a road rule? Learn about the enforcement of road rules in Victoria.

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Understanding penalties, fines and infringements

Penalties for breaking road rules vary depending on the severity of the offence. In Victoria, there are a variety of penalties that can be applied, including fines, vehicle impoundment, attracting demerit points, licence suspension or in extreme cases, being taken to court.

The summaries RACV provide on Victorian road rules are based on the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2017. We make sure to reference the exact rule where possible. When reading, keep in mind that we’re providing general information, not legal advice. If you’re looking for specific questions on any legal matter, consult with a lawyer for help.