Penalties for Driving Offences | Traffic Offence Penalties


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The following is a table of penalties for ‘Negligent Driving’, ‘Reckless Driving’ and other driving offences:

Driving Offence Penalties First offence Second or subsequent offence
Negligent driving where death is occasioned Maximum court-imposed fine $3,300 $5,500
  Maximum gaol term 18 months 2 years
  Disqualification – minimum 12 months 2 years
  Disqualification – maximum Unlimited Unlimited
  Disqualification – in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years
Negligent driving where grievous bodily harm is occasioned Maximum court-imposed fine $2,200 $3,300
  Maximum gaol term 9 months 12 months
  Disqualification – minimum 12 months 2 years
  Disqualification – maximum Unlimited Unlimited
  Disqualification – in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years
Furious driving; Reckless driving; Driving in a manner or at a speed dangerous Maximum court-imposed fine $2,200 $3,300
  Maximum gaol term 9 months 12 months
  Disqualification – minimum 12 months 2 years
  Disqualification – maximum Unlimited Unlimited
  Disqualification – in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years
Fail to stop and give assistance in an accident involving death or injury Maximum court-imposed fine $3,300 $5,500
  Maximum gaol term 18 months 2 years
  Disqualification – minimum 12 months 2 years
  Disqualification – maximum Unlimited Unlimited
  Disqualification – in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years
Other major offences mentioned in section 188 of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005. Maximum court-imposed fine As in existing legislation As in existing legislation
Maximum gaol term As in existing legislation As in existing legislation
Disqualification – minimum 12 months 2 years
Disqualification – maximum Unlimited Unlimited
Disqualification – in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years