Drivers lose points (demerits) on the Safety Rating Scale and are assessed a financial penalty for driving incidents that move them into (or further into) the Penalty Zone.
Each driving incident is assigned a points value. The value depends on how much that behaviour contributes to collisions, based on traffic safety statistics. Failure to use a seatbelt is also included, due to the increased chance of injury.
The table below outlines the points value of specific driving incidents.
Note: In the event of a discrepancy between the above wording and the governing legislation, the legislation will prevail.