Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

What is a Major Traffic Offence?

The penalties that apply to traffic offences such as drink or drug driving, driving whilst disqualified and reckless driving often depend on whether it is the driver’s first, or second or more, ‘major offence’ in the past 5 years.

A list of ‘major offences’ is contained in Section 5 of the Road Transport Act 2013.

These offences are:

  1. Wounding, grievous bodily harm, manslaughter or murder caused by or arising from the use of a motor vehicle
  2. Furious driving
  3. Predatory driving
  4. Police pursuit (Skye’s law)
  5. Drink driving
  6. Drug driving (driving with an illicit substance present)
  7. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
  8. Negligent driving occasioning death or grievous bodily harm
  9. Driving recklessly, furiously or in a manner or at a speed dangerous
  10. Menacing driving
  11. Failing to stop after an impact causing injury
  12. Refusing or failing to submit to a breath test, analysis or assessment
  13. Refusing or failing to provide oral fluid, urine or blood
  14. Wilfully introducing or altering alcohol or drugs in system

It is also a major offence to aid, abet, counsel, procure or be an accessory before the fact to any of the above.

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Honest and respectable Lawyer

    Big thank you to Jason in helping me through my recent case. A great professional,…

  • ★★★★★

    Very professional and got the best result!

    Very professional and got the best result! Would definitely recommend if you want the best…

  • ★★★★★

    Professionalism, expertise and timeless

    The professionalism, expertise and timeless effort shown by Karina was second to none. Exceptional service…

  • ★★★★★

    Professional and can do attitude

    Couldn’t be happier with the outcome I received from Jason and the team at Sydney…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment