Driving licences & Traffic offences

THIS IS OUR WRITER'S OPINION OF A GENEREAL NATURE AND CAN NOT BE RELIED ON WITHOUT CONSULTASTION IN RESPECT OF YOUR PARTICULAR MATTER

 

Who owns the Road?

Roads are owned by State Governments.

The State Governments licences drivers to drive motor vehicles on their Roads.

A driver of a motor vehicle must be licenced to drive on Roads

Roads Use Legislation

Laws and Road Rules regulate drivers of motor vehicles and other road users

They are enforced by a range of penalties.

Penalties include parking fines, demerit points, good behaviour bonds, suspension of licence, disqualificationfrom driving and in serious offences, imprisionment

Local Court

Most traffice offences are dealt with in the Local Court.

Only very serious traffic offences are dealt with in the District Court.

We take instructions on ​appeals from Licence suspensions, defending traffic ofence prosecutions and pleas of guilty.

Traffic Offenders Program

Young or inexperienced drivers are sometimes given the opportunity to attend a Traffice Offender's course before they are sentanced. 

The course educates drivers on safe driving. It is generally one night per week, over several weeks.

The Court takes into account the attendance at the course when sentancing the driver.