Offence to Drive High-Powered Vehicle
– regulation 57 of the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009
- Factual dispute
- The person was driving a high powered motor vehicle in the course of his or her employment and at the request of his or her employer.
- The person is exempt by written authorisation from VicRoads due to their employment or family circumstances.
- The person was driving sitting next to a person who holds an appropriate licence for the category of vehicle and that there is a driver under instruction plate affixed to, and facing out from, the front and rear of the vehicle.
Maximum penalty and court that will hear this chargeThere is a maximum penalty of 10 penalty units (financial penalty) that may be imposed against a person who is proven to be guilty of the Offence to Drive High Powered Motor Vehicle. As a summary offence, any case will be heard at the Magistrates’ Court.
Reg. 57. Offence to drive high powered motor vehicle
(1) The holder of a probationary driver licence must not drive a probationary prohibited vehicle on a highway.
What the prosecution must prove – Offence to drive probationary prohibited vehicle
- The driver was a probationary driver
- The driver drove a high powered motor vehicle on a highway