Dangerous Driving

Is an offence to drive a motor vehicle furiously, recklessly or at a speed or in a manner dangerous to the public.

The offence of Drive In A Manner Dangerous does not just include speeding, but also driving in a way which causes a real or potential danger to the public. This will apply even if you have not injured or killed anyone.

Drive In A Manner Dangerous Penalties

1st offence2nd offence
• A maximum fine of $2,200; and/or
• Imprisonment of up to 9 months;
• Automatic Disqualification of 3 years; and
• Minimum Disqualification of 1 year.
• A maximum fine of $3,300; and/or
• Imprisonment of up to 12 months;
• Automatic Disqualification of 5 years; and
• Minimum Disqualification of 2 years.

In considering whether the offence of Drive In A Manner Dangerous under this section has been committed, the court is to take into account several factors, including:

  • the nature, condition and use of the road on which the offence is alleged to have been committed, and,
  • the amount of traffic that actually is at the time, or which might reasonably be expected to be, on the road.

Given the severe penalties than can be imposed, it is important that you have an experienced Traffic Lawyer appear for you at Court. You can even avoid all these penalties including a disqualification of your licence if you can persuade the Court to give you a section 10.

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To obtain the best result for the charge of Drive In A Manner Dangerous you need an experienced Traffic Lawyer who has the time to provide you with honest and realistic advice together with careful preparation of your case.

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