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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Offence of Failing to Stop after an Impact Causing Death in New South Wales

A truck driver is facing criminal charges after his vehicle allegedly hit and killed a young father at the side of a busy roadway. According to police, the 37-year old male driver was travelling on a north bound lane of...

The Offence of Reckless Driving in New South Wales

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A man allegedly detected driving at 170km/h over the speed limit has had his licence suspended on-the-spot and charged with driving furiously, recklessly, or in a manner or at a speed dangerous to the public; which is also known as...

Are Police Officers Required to Follow the Road Rules?

A Victorian police officer is facing up to ten years in prison after being charged with speeding and reckless driving offences.  47-year old Leading Senior Constable Brad Beecroft was charged after he allegedly travelled up to 230km/h to reach a...

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 Skye’s Law in New South Wales?

Police allege that at around 11.45pm on Friday, 18 July 2020, a man with a suspended driver licence was driving a Ford Kuga vehicle at a speed of 72km/h in a 50km/h zone on Warnervale Road in Hamlyn Terrace near...
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