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This driver’s licence mistake could cost you a $202 fine

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How often have you moved houses? And did you update your driver’s licence every time? 

If you haven’t, you could face a $114 fine in NSW. 

Drivers who don’t tell the Roads and Maritime Services that they have changed their name or address within 14 days are liable for the penalty, the RMS has confirmed in its official lists of fines. 

“If you've moved homes or changed your postal address, you must let Roads and Maritime Services know your new details within 14 days,” RMS said. 

“They'll update your vehicle registration and licence details, and post you new address labels within seven days. The labels can be stuck on the back of your licence card/Photo Card and any registration certificates.”

The fine is even steeper in Victoria. 

In Victoria, if you “fail to notify corporation of change of name or address”, you could be hit with a $165 fine - up from $161 last year. 

And in South Australia, the fine is $202 for failure to “notify… of change of postal address”.

Surprising driving fines

NSW Police recently confirmed with Yahoo Finance that any driver who leaves their car key in their empty car and walks more than three metres away is breaking the law, and can be hit with a $114 penalty.

This is the same amount you’ll be fined for walking away more than 3m after leaving a door unlocked.

And in September, Victoria Police left Australians stunned by revealing that it’s illegal to honk horns to do anything other than warn fellow drivers.

That means that a toot goodbye or a hello on the street could see Victorian people slapped with a nasty $344 fine.

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