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The Offences of Dangerous Driving and Negligent Driving in NSW

A male on a motorbike was travelling through an intersection in the northern-Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park at around 12.20 pm on 14 February, when a 20-year-old man driving a silver SUV in the opposite direction took a righthand turn...

NSW Police Officer Charged Over Jai Kalani Wright’s Death in Custody

The NSW Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) announced on Monday, that the NSW police officer who fatally swung an unmarked police car out in front of a trail bike that 16-year-old Jai Kalani Wright was riding has been charged over...

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...

Laws Relating to Driving Conduct that Causes Grievous Bodily Harm in NSW

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The driver accused of being responsible for causing the deaths of 10 wedding attendees and the hospitalisation of 20 more by losing control of a bus in the Hunter Valley is facing dozens of additional charges for major traffic offences....

Which Driving Offences are Considered ‘Major Traffic Offences’ in New South Wales?

The Road Transport Act 2013 contains many of the most frequently prosecuted traffic offences in New South Wales, including drink driving, driving under the influence, drug driving, negligent, reckless, predatory, menacing driving, and driving in a dangerous matter. The maximum...

Is Receiving Oral Sex Whilst Driving A Crime?

Australian porn performer, Angela White, recently revealed on a podcast that she was once involved in a car crash whilst performing oral sex on her driver. And while the admission may raise the eyebrows of some, reports suggest that engaging...

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in New South Wales?

When you’re on a particularly long drive and cruising along the highway, it may be tempting to kick of your shoes and put your bare feet to the metal. Or who wants to put shoes on when doing a five-minute...

Road Rage: Prevalence, Causes, Consequences and Potential Criminal Offences

This article will discuss what causes road rage particularly the psychological and psychiatric aspects followed by contributing factors to this violent and potentially murderous phenomenon.  From there we shall refer to the prevalence of road rage citing predominantly such events...

Road Fatalities on the Rise Despite COVID Lockdowns

Despite Covid lockdowns right across the country for large chunks of last year and the year before, road fatalities are on the rise.  The pressure is now on governments at both the state and federal level to reassess road safety...

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

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A range of criminal offences may apply in situations where a driver causes the death of another person. Manslaughter is one of them, but is usually reserved for the most serious dangerous driving cases. The more common charges are dangerous...
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