The law leaves little scope for error, so it is important drivers concentrate at all times whilst descending this distance. A breach of the speed limit by 10kmph or more (travelling at 70kmph) will result in a mandatory six (6) months licence disqualification, a fine of $1,036.00 and six (6) demerit points for a first offender.
There is no right of appeal, or any way of reducing these penalties. A driver cannot avoid the consequences by claiming that it would result in a loss of job and an inability to pay their mortgage. Personal hardship will not assist. To add insult to injury, if you elect to be prosecuted and lose, then the mandatory penalty will increase to a minimum of twelve (12) months loss of licence. The punishment should fit the crime. Why should people be penalised for exercising their right to challenge the charge?