Speeding Fines In SA Are About To Get A LOT More Expensive

May 23, 2019


High range speeding fines in South Australia are about to go up by 60 per cent as the state government announces increases to a wide range of fees and charges.

According to 7 News, the increases -- which apply from 1 July -- breakdown like this:

Public transport - fares to increase between 1.8-2 per cent, with a single trip ticket rising from $5.50 to $5.60 and 28 day passes up from $99 to $100.

Motor vehicle charges - motorists will see rego increases of around 5 per cent across the board, well above the inflation rate of 1.3 per cent.

Four cylinders or less - from $126 to $132

Five or six cylinders - from $258 to $271

Seven or more cylinders - from $373 to $392

Drivers licence renewals - five and 10 year renewals will both increase by 4.5 per cent, taking them from $220 and $440 to $230 and $460 respectively.

Speeding fines - speeding drivers will feel the brunt of increases, with high-range fines copping at 60 per cent rise.

Less than 10kph - from $174 to $177

By 10kph but less than 20km/h - from $379 to $398

By 20kph but less than 30km/h - from $771 to $810

By 30kph but less than 40km/h - from $920 to $1472

By 45kph and above - from $1036 to $1658

Expiation fees - those paying corporate fees will be hardest hit, with a 500 per cent increase from $300 to $1,800.

Those caught using their mobile phones will have to cough up $534, a nearly 60 per cent increase, while drink and drug driving offences will now cost $743.