Category: Traffic Law

Police Minister Pleads Ignorance of the Law


Just in case you missed the media frenzy this week, NSW Police Minister Troy Grant hit the headlines claiming he did not know that using a mobile phone while driving is unlawful. Mr Grant was a police officer for 22 years, before entering politics in 2010. He has been the police minister since January this ...

ABC’s Attempt to Discredit Law Firm Backfires


The ABC News published an article on Wednesday titled “Law firm under fire after posting drink driving memes on Facebook” which claimed that our firm had been criticised over memes posted on our Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers Facebook Page. The first sentence of that article reads: “A law firm that posted several jokes about drink ...

Government Bureaucracy Impedes Access to Medicinal Cannabis


Australian health minister Greg Hunt announced last week that medical marijuana will be more readily available within the next eight weeks. He said the government will ensure the fast tracking of the importation of cannabis based medicines. This relaxing of the laws will authorise an international company to export their medicine to Australia to fill ...

Bail Laws to be Toughened in Wake of Bourke Street Tragedy


As Australia mourns the victims of a senseless tragedy, the Victorian government has vowed to make the state ‘safer’. In the wake of last Friday’s Bourke Street tragedy which killed five people including a three-month-old baby boy and a 10-year-old girl, and left 30 people seriously injured, details are emerging about the life of alleged ...

Officer Refuses to Show Driver the Reading of Speed


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim A NSW police officer who pulled over a Sydney motorist over for allegedly speeding has been filmed refusing to show the driver the speed gun reading, then claiming the vehicle is faulty due to a wobbly seat. Zia Yilda was on his way to work when stopped by the ...

Who’s at Fault? Dash Cam Video Sparks Controversy


A video published on the website of Dash Cam Owners Australia has sparked heated debate on social media pages, with some arguing that the police officer was at fault by plunging forward into another car, while others are adamant that the driver could and should have given way to the police vehicle. The dash cam ...

Sydney Man Arrested After Police Pursuit


A 20-year old man has been arrested after refusing to pull over for police and charged with thirteen offences, including police pursuit (‘Skye’s law), break enter and steal, goods in custody and breach of bail. It is alleged the man attended a car dealership in St Mary’s at about 6pm on Wednesday, 4th January 2017 ...

Mobile Phone Use Blamed for Rising Road Toll


Almost 1300 people died on our roads last year, making 2016 the second successive year to see a rise in the figures, after decades of decline. The increase has left many trying to figure out why. Since 1970, when the national road toll reached more than 3,000, millions of dollars have been poured into public ...

Beating a Traffic Ticket Without a Lawyer


Whether it’s for driving a few kilometres over the speed limit, checking a mobile phone message, or because you didn’t realise your mate in the back seat wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, getting a fine for a traffic offence is always a hassle. We get calls every day from people who’ve been issued with traffic fines, many ...

Unsecured Loads are No Laughing Matter, warn police


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim It’s the latest Facebook sensation – and for all the wrong reasons. Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia has more than half a million followers, and most of the posts come from drivers doing dumb things on the road, or observing others breaking the rules. One of the page’s ...