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A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson today announced registration stickers are no longer being sent out with registration renewals.

“The change means registration stickers will no longer need to be displayed on light vehicles including motorcycles and trailers up to 4.5 tonnes from 1 January 2013,” the spokesperson said. “Customers will continue to receive registration renewal notices but from next year will no longer be inconvenienced by having to remove the old sticker and display the new one.  “RMS customers whose registration is due on 1 January or after will soon receive a flyer in their registration renewal reminding them a registration sticker is no longer needed. “Customers will notice there is no sticker in their registration renewal reminder. Further information on the change will be available on the reminder notice to help the community adjust seamlessly. “Vehicle owners who pay for their registration before 1 January will have already received their reminder which included a sticker. “These customers should use this new sticker when they renew their registration and leave it in place until new year’s day.

“The retirement of registration stickers will simplify the registration process for customers, significantly reduce costs for fleet operators and car rental companies and provide savings to the NSW Government and the community of about $575,000 per year.

“There is also the environmental benefit of reduced wastage of registration sticker stocks.

“There will be no change to the registration process other than the retirement of stickers and customers are reminded registration renewals will still need to be paid by the due date to avoid enforcement action. “Driving an unregistered vehicle is an offence and heavy penalties apply.

“Advances in camera enforcement technology will enable NSW Police and RMS to identify unregistered vehicles.

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NSW has incorporated the Australian Road Rules and our local rules into a single set of NSW road rules. The July 2008 nationally agreed changes to the Australian Road Rules included some minor amendments to existing rules and new rules attracting fines and/or demerit points. From 1 November 2012, changes to NSW Road Rules will come into effect.

New Rules 01.11.12

  • Use of mobile phones
  • Pedestrians
  • Signalling at a Roundabout
  • U-Turns, and
  • ‘Do Not Overtake Turning Vehicle Signs’ – are some of the changes.

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Formula Driving School begins publications of a new set of short educational video clips “the Red Square” series on the YouTube channel and website. The basic infringements and disobeying of road rules by Sydney drivers are included in these series. The video material is collected by our onboard video camera, professionally processed and voiced over afterwards. The prime objective of this action is to pay attention of all the drivers to the need of complying and obeying road rules and to care for other road users.

Read More “Red Square” Series publishing>

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