A police audit of drivers who nominated others to take the blame for their traffic offences has uncovered hundreds of cases of people suspected of rorting the demerit point system.
A month-long review of nearly 200,000 traffic infringements has identified 360 potential cases of drivers falsely declaring another person was driving their vehicle when the infringement was issued.
Cdr Alf Fordham said 60 people could expect to get summonses in the mail from this week after photographic evidence found they were allegedly cheating the system.
Investigations are continuing on another 300 cases that have raised red flags.
Those summoned will be charged with wilfully misleading police or making false statutory declarations - offences that carry potential maximum penalties of two years jail and up to a $24,000 fine.
The review of infringements from the 12 months to last month was ordered after Pantelimon John Taifalos was accused of using Gumtree to advertise for strangers to be paid $100 cash to take his demerit points for two speeding offences where he was allegedly caught speeding between 9km/h and 19km/h over the limit.
Drivers who accrue 12 demerit points are banned from driving for three months.
Cdr Fordham said police would continue to crack down on the demerit point scam.
He said police had profiled the type of person of interest to them using criteria and technical processes that triggered an investigator's attention.
"The processes that we have put in place allow us to be fairly confident that we will have a good chance of catching anyone who engages in this sort of behaviour," he said.
Currently, only offending drivers would be charged but Cdr Fordham warned those who agreed to be falsely nominated would be investigated and could also be charged.
He warned those considering trying to sell or swap demerit points incurred over the Christmas holiday double-demerit period should expect to be caught.
"Double demerits put more people at risk of losing their driver's licence over the next couple of weeks," Cdr Fordham said.
"Anybody tempted to cheat the system by selling or swapping the demerit points needs to be aware that not only do they commit an offence and are liable to serious penalties as well as losing their licences, the person who accepts the penalty also commits an offence and is liable for serious penalties as well."