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Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Sentenced in Court

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The man who filmed a police officer while she lay dying on the road after being hit by a truck could walk free from prison in the coming days, after receiving a backdated sentence of 10 months in prison. The...

Is it Legal to Ride a Power-Assisted Bicycle in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
On 22 January 2021, the Australian Government updated the requirements for permitted e-bikes. There are only two types of eBikes permitted on roads and road-related areas, which are power-assisted pedal cycles, and electrically power-assisted cycles. In either case, these must...

Is it Legal to Ride an eScooter in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales government has abandoned its plan for an electric scooter trial in Sydney, despite the move across Australia towards legalising them. As a result, it continues to be illegal to ride eScooters on roads and road-related areas...

Are My Demerit Points Deleted When I’m Suspended or Disqualified from Driving?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The demerit point scheme in New South Wales is regulated by Part 3.2 of the Road Transport Act 2013, and its related regulations. How many demerit points do I have to accrue before I am suspended from driving? The law states...

How long does it take to get demerit points back in New South Wales?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The demerit point scheme in New South Wales is regulated by Part 3.2 of the Road Transport Act 2013, and its related regulations. How many demerit points do I have to accrue before I am suspended from driving? The law...

The Laws Relating to Driver Licence Suspensions, Disqualifications and Appeals

by Jason Koh
Traffic law is a complex area that can be a minefield for both those who are considering representing themselves in court and lawyers who are unfamiliar with, or inexperienced in, the field. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of some of the...

Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Pleads Guilty

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In April 2020, 42-year old Richard Pusey was pulled over by police while driving his Porsche on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway at speeds of up to 149km/h. After four police officers exited their vehicle – which had parked in an emergency...

The New Offence of Combined Drink and Drug Driving in New South Wales

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs has long been understood to compound the dangers of impaired driving. A drink and drug driving incident involving the roadside deaths of four children in the Sydney suburb of Oatlands...

I’ve been issued with a traffic fine. What should I do next?

by Sonia Hickey
Red light cameras, speeding and using a mobile phone while at the wheel are all examples of driving offences in New South Wales which lead to hefty fines, while parking in the wrong spot or longer than permitted can also...

Police Accused of Revenue Raising Over Mobile Phone Fines

by Sonia Hickey
In a year when we all need compassion more than anything else, police around Australia have shown very little of it. No one is suggesting they haven’t had a challenging time enforcing ever-changing pandemic-related health regulations, but New South Wales...
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