Transport QLD, NSW, VIC: The usual and annoying road transport that could cost you thousands

In fact, a common driving practice that many motorists find annoying is breaking a little-known rule of the road.

Few drivers are aware that speeding while someone is overtaking you is a criminal offense across Australia, and if caught red-handed you could be hit with an immediate fine of up to $370 – or in court Losing $2,875 depending on where you are.

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Speeding up when a car is trying to overtake your vehicle is often seen as trivial, but it’s also illegal.

In NSW, those caught red-handed face a $362 fine and the loss of three Road Rule 145 demerits.

A driver who is being overtaken must not increase the speed of his vehicle until the driver who passed him has passed him, returned to the marked lane or line of traffic in which he is traveling and is at a sufficient distance , to avoid a collision on transport for NSW.

In Victoria, an immediate fine for the offense costs drivers $370 and two demerits. The maximum court fine for this offense in the state is $1,849, according to VicRoads.

In South Australia, under SA legislation, it costs offenders $278 per on-site fine.

In Queensland, the maximum court fine is 20 units, equivalent to $2,875, although it’s unclear how much an on-the-spot fine will set you back. has reached out to QLD Police for comment.

Speeding up while another car is trying to overtake your car is a criminal offense across Australia. Credit: gehringj/Getty Images/iStockphoto

In Western Australia, the violation will cost drivers $200 and two minus points, according to WA Police.

“A driver must not drive a vehicle on the road in such a way that another vehicle is prevented from overtaking or overtaking,” says Section 125(1) of the Road Traffic Act.

In Tasmania, motorists caught in the act will be fined $173 and lose a minus point, according to Service Tasmania.

Angry driving behavior is also a criminal offense in the Northern Territory, but there is no specific offense notice in the state.

A spokesman for NT Police told that drivers can instead be issued a subpoena or court order if caught by an officer committing the offence, putting the driver’s fate in the hands of a judge is placed.

Not only do traffic police find the behavior unacceptable, but road users who voice their concerns online seem unanimously angry at the act.

“There’s a special place in hell for people who accelerate while I’m passing them,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“No people going super slow and then accelerating as soon as they notice you overtaking, I’m not trying to race you mate. This isn’t The Fast and the Furious, The Rock isn’t going to jump on the hood and jump on you while I’m next to it,” tweeted another.

“Is there a name for what people do when they accelerate while you’re passing them or should we just stick with a****ole?” another tweeted.

“Doesn’t everyone do that at some point?” argued another.

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