You can be spotted easier than you thought!
Roads and Maritime Services use all types of enforcement cameras to check if a car is unregistered and uninsured.
Vehicles caught committing a camera detected offence are also checked for valid registration and CTP insurance.
This means that if you’re caught committing an offence by an enforcement camera such as a speeding or red light camera, your number plate information will be checked against Roads and Maritime Services records to determine if the car you’re driving is unregistered and/or uninsured.
Unregistered vehicles can pose a serious road safety risk to motorists and the wider community as the vehicles are less likely to have had a safety inspection.
Plus, if you’re caught driving an unregistered vehicle, you could receive a fine of $516. If the vehicle is also uninsured you could be hit with an additional $516 fine. So it’s a good idea to make sure the vehicle you are about to drive is registered and insured before you set off on the road.
Unregistered vehicles using the road network represent an estimated loss of $15 million every year in registration fees and motor vehicle tax that would otherwise be used to fund road safety initiatives, and construction and maintenance projects across the state.
It’s a sad fact that, personal injury claims caused by unregistered vehicles cost more than $19 million a year in NSW, which means these people are pushing the cost of CTP insurance up for everyone.