Penalty for Predatory Driving | Section 51A Crimes Act NSW


The maximum penalty for the offence of “predatory driving.”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

Local Court:

Section 51A(1) predatory driving

  • Prison: 48.1%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 18.5%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 14.8%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 11.1%
  • ICO: 7.4%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.7 months in prison.