Posts Categorized: Traffic Law

Court Slashes Payout to Drink Driving Victim

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Negligent driving is one of the most common major traffic offences in Australia, behind drink driving. Combining the two can lead to horrific consequences. In one tragic case, an intoxicated P-plater caused the death of his best friend and inflicted severe brain damage upon another passenger when he veered off the road and collided with… Read more »

Beware! Fake Penalty Notices are on the Rise

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None of us like receiving fines – but perhaps it’s even worse to hand-over your hard-earned money to a scammer when you’ve done nothing wrong. If you’ve received a speeding fine via email – beware! Since late last year, authorities have been warning the public about fake fines that are circulating online. The fraudsters hope that… Read more »

Can I Drink Alcohol While in a Car?

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We all know that drink driving is against the law in NSW – but what about drinking while behind the wheel if you stay below the blood alcohol limit? Drinking alcohol while driving is against the law in NSW – which may not be surprising to most. But this wasn’t always the case: it was… Read more »

What Penalty Will I Get for Driving While Unlicensed?

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Did you know that after drink driving and common assault, driving without a licence is the most common reason that people are sent to criminal court? Over 12,000 people came before a court for driving without a licence between April 2013 and March 2014, according to the latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR)… Read more »

Do we need licensing or registration for cyclists?

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For those who drive cars, watching rogue cyclists sail through red lights can seem unfair, and being stuck behind a slow-moving bicycle that’s hogging the lane can be annoying. Whether motorists like it or not, cyclists have a right to be on the road – and most obey the road rules. Some drivers believe that… Read more »