Christmas is a time for families, for giving, for sharing, for cheer – and for double demerit points on Australia‘s highways. Regrettably, people tend to lose their minds a bit on the roads during the holiday season, and 2016 is no different.

A New South Wales learner driver managed to score $3758 worth of fines for a single trip on Christmas Day. He was clocked doing 144km/h – far, far too quickly for an L-plater – while hooning down the Hume Highway at Mundarlo. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he did not have a licensed driver in the car with him.

Dropkick NSW L-Plater Cops $3758 In Fines In One Christmas Day Trip

He was done for speeding, being an unaccompanied learner, not displaying his L plates and for driving in the right-hand lane. 3758 big ones, folks. Don’t be a gronk.

The ABC reports today that there has been a notable spike in road deaths this year. There were 1,185 deaths on the nation’s roads between January and November this year— an increase of 75, compared to the same time last year.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Photo: Hot Rod.