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How to Apply for a Good Behaviour Licence in New South Wales

The Christmas-New Year period in NSW not only involves a general winding down of daily life as people take their annual holidays, but it’s also a period that sees more traffic on public roads, and, in order to curb the...

Teen Sentenced to Imprisonment for Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

The teenage driver who caused the death of five friends when he crashed his ute into a tree while travelling at double the speed limit in Buxton in September 2022, has been sentenced to a full term of 12 years...

Traffic Offender Programs in New South Wales

Traffic Offender Programs in New South Wales (TOPs) are education programs that are generally undertaken by drivers who have been charged with a ‘major traffic offence’ such as driving with a prescribed concentration of alcohol (or drink driving) or driving...

Rejecting Your Strawman: Dr Kaz Ross on the Rising Sovereign Citizen Movement

About a fortnight ago, footage of a young woman from Victoria being pulled over by NSW police was doing the rounds online, due to the driver’s strange responses to officers’ questioning. When the police officer standing at the driver’s window asked...

The Offence of Furious Driving in New South Wales

A man has been charged with a string of traffic offences after a head-on collision with a police vehicle south of Sydney. According to police, at around 1.10am on Saturday, 31 December 2022, highway patrol officers were conducting stationary random...

Police Threaten to Taser Father at His Home Over Alleged Driving Offence

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has come under fire for attending a father’s home and threatening him with a taser, over an alleged driving offence, which was later thrown out of court when police failed to produce any evidence. Video...

The Laws Relating to Driver Licence Suspensions, Disqualifications and Appeals

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...

What is the Defence of Necessity?

Police have reported that just after 5pm on Friday, 27 March 2020, police sought to pull over an Audi case that was being driven on Greenacre Road in Greenacre, south-western Sydney. According to police, the vehicle accelerated to at least...

NSW Police Set to Harass Traffic Offenders at their Homes

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New South Wales police officers will be randomly “visiting” the homes of traffic offenders as part of a strategy which police commissioner Mick Fuller claims is designed to deter them from reoffending. Knock knock, it’s police Mr Fuller has directed...

Disqualified Drivers Can Now Apply to Get Their Licences Back

The Road Transport Amendment (Driver Licence Disqualification) Act came into effect on 28 October 2017, allowing certain disqualified drivers in NSW to apply to the local court for the removal of their disqualification periods. Who can apply? If you are...
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