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Mobile Phone Use Sparks Road Rage

by Ugur Nedim
The dangers of driving while distracted have been well documented, but have road safety organisations gone too far in convincing people of the dangers of driving and texting, or talking on the phone? It would appear that the message has...

Should We Have Stricter Driver Licensing Requirements?

by Ugur Nedim
We all have that one friend or family member who possesses questionable driving skills. And if you’re someone who drives on a regular basis, you might often find yourself wondering how certain drivers on our roads managed to get their...

Should Cyclists be Charged in the Same Way As Car Drivers?

by Ugur Nedim
Driving negligently or drink driving in a motor vehicle can lead to harsh penalties, especially if someone is injured as a result. But many cyclists may not be aware that they can also be liable for criminal charges and severe...

What Evidence Do Police Look For at a Serious Traffic Crash?

by Ugur Nedim
Being involved in a serious traffic accident can be traumatic, especially if someone is injured or killed as a result. Finding yourself facing criminal charges as a result can turn an already distressing situation into a far more difficult one...

Tim Ellis Sacked From Role as Tasmania’s Director of Public Prosecutions

by Ugur Nedim
The past year has seen a number of prominent Australians step down from public leadership positions. In April last year, then NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell stood down from his role after allegations of unethical conduct surfaced during an ICAC investigation....

Celebrity No Barrier to Charges of Negligent Driving in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
Being a celebrity is no barrier to falling foul of traffic laws, as football commentator Mark Bosnich recently discovered. An alleged incident involving a cyclist has led to Bosnich being charged with driving at a speed or manner dangerous, and...

Intensive Traffic Offenders Rehabilitation Program (TORP) – Now also at Parramatta

by Ugur Nedim
Being charged with a major traffic offence such as drink driving can be distressing, especially if it comes with a period of disqualification. But just because you’ve been charged with a traffic offence, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be convicted...

Changes to Crash Reporting Requirements in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
The laws surrounding how and when traffic accidents should be reported have been changed, with the amended laws due to come into force on October 15. These changes, which are intended to streamline crash-reporting processes and alleviate time spent by...

Do I Have to Answer Police Questions if I’ve been in an Accident?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been involved in a traffic accident you need to report the matter to the police as soon as possible. Failing to report an accident can leave you facing criminal charges. If you are concerned that you may...

Do I Need a Traffic Lawyer?

by Ugur Nedim
Traffic matters can range from a speeding ticket right up to very serious offences like dangerous driving occasioning death. While many of us may have got caught by a red light or speed camera, when it comes to contesting a...
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