Your driving record is a list of all traffic offences that you have committed
Your driving record is a list of all traffic offences that you have committed in New South Wales. This includes records of any fines that you have paid and any traffic offences that you chose to dispute in court where you were found guilty and convicted.
Your driving record will also include dismissals under Section 10 of Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999, where the court finds you guilty but records no conviction.
Your driving record will state the:
- date of any offences
- name of the offences
- amount of the fine or other penalty you received
- demerit points you were given for the offence
- Where the SDRO has cautioned an offence.
- Note that your driving record does not list parking offences.
If you go to court because you received a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) or chose (elected) to take a Penalty Notice to court, and the magistrate finds you guilty, your driving record may influence the sentence you are given.
There are two ways to get a copy of your driving record:
online or request for a certified copy of your driving record. If you want to get it online, go to the ‘MyRecords’ section of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) website (http://www.myrta.com).
In case you opt to request for a certified copy from RMS, you need to create a online account also but the certified copy will be posted to your NSW mailing address.
Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.