Category: Street Racing

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When Can Police Impound Cars?


Police can seize property for a variety of reasons, including when they suspect it is the proceeds of crime, or for use as evidence in a case – but the main way that cars are impounded in NSW is under the ‘vehicle sanctions scheme.’ The ‘Vehicle Sanctions Scheme For some major traffic offences, police officers …
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Intensive Traffic Offenders Rehabilitation Program (TORP) – Now also at Parramatta


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 and disqualified. There are a few things you can do to encourage the magistrate to …
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When can Police Suspend my Licence on the Spot?


Sometimes police can suspend your driver’s licence on the spot if they allege you have committed a serious traffic offence. They can do this immediately after you have been pulled-over, or within 48 hours afterwards. Driving licence suspension notices take effect either from the day which you received the notice in the mail or, if …
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Do I Have to Answer Police Questions if I’ve been in an Accident?


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 face legal repercussions if the accident is deemed to be due to negligence on your …
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What are the Penalties in Sydney for Street Racing?


In recent years, a number of new offences have been added to the Vehicle Sanctions Scheme in an attempt to reduce the amount of hoon behaviour that takes place on the roads in Sydney. Street racing is considered one of these offences, and if you are found by police to be participating in street racing or drag …
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Have you been caught street racing? Sydney laws now tougher than before


Tougher laws regarding street racing in Sydney and NSW have only taken effect relatively recently. In 2007, the NSW government announced stronger penalties for those found guilty of street racing and performing dangerous driving manoeuvres, such as burnouts, on public roads. There were laws in place previously regarding street racing and dangerous driving, but they …