- section 64 of the Road Safety Act 1986
When someone drives a motor vehicle at a dangerous speed or in a way that is dangerous to the public.
- Some friends are doing burn outs in a car park
- A man is driving on the wrong side of the road through a busy intersection
- A woman is late to work and is speeding through a residential zone at 120km/hr
- A man is speeding past a primary school at 90km/hr
- You were not driving dangerously
Questions that are asked in cases like this:
- Were you actually speeding?
- Have the police misunderstood what actually happened?
- How do the police prove they knew what speed you were driving at?
Maximum penalty and court that deals with this chargeThe maximum penalty for this offence is 120 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.
This is the sort of charge regularly heard in the Magistrates’ Court.
The section that covers this offence is section 64 of the Road Safety Act 1986.
What is the legal definition of Dangerous Driving?Driving a motor vehicle at a speed or in a manner which, in the circumstances of the case, is dangerous to the public.
“Was it actually dangerous?”
Other Important Resources
- Dangerous Driving cases 2006-2012
- FindLaw: Dangerous Driving
- VCC summaries – dangerous driving: Sentencing decisions from 1 January 2016 to 31 August 2016
- Pleading Guilty to Dangerous Driving
- Assault and Careless Driving – Fine
- Breaching County Court CCO
- Minimum Disqualification Periods for Drink Driving and Dangerous Driving Offences
- Sentence Appeal for Assault and Driving Charges