Negligent, Furious & Dangerous Driving Penalties

Negligent Driving

 

Although it is the least serious ‘dangerous driving’ offence, negligent driving can still result in harsh penalties, especially if you have been charged with negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm or death. If you have been charged, contact a dangerous driving lawyer to help with your case.

Relevant section & offence Fine Jail Automatic disqualification
S17(1)(a) Road Transport Act – Negligent Driving Occasioning Death

1st: $3,300

2nd: $5,500

1st Offence: 18 months

2nd Offence: 2 years

1st Offence: 3 years

2nd Offence: 5 years

S17(1)(b) Road Transport Act – Negligent Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm

1st: $2,200

2nd: $3,300

1st Offence: 9 months

2nd Offence: 12 months

1st Offence: 3 years

2nd Offence: 5 years

S17(1)(b) Road Transport Act – Negligent Driving NOT Causing Death or Grievous Bodily Harm $1,100 N/A Discretionary: Up to 12 months

 

Furious, Reckless or Driving in a Speed/Manner Dangerous

Furious driving or driving in a manner dangerous are considered serious traffic offences where upon conviction, lengthy disqualification periods and fines apply. In more serious cases, the Court will impose good behaviour bonds, community service orders and even imprisonment. Due to the severe penalties that can be imposed, it is important to seek legal advice from a traffic lawyer experienced in serious traffic offences

Offence

Maximum
fine

Maximum
jail
Automatic
disqualification
Minimum
disqualification

Maximum disqualification

First Offence $2,200 9 months 3 years 12 months Unlimited
Second or Subsequent Offence $3,300 12 months 5 years 2 years Unlimited


Dangerous Driving

In considering whether the offence of dangerous driving under this section has been committed, the court is to take into account several factors, including:

  • the nature, condition and use of the road on which the offence is alleged to have been committed, and,
  • the amount of traffic that actually is at the time, or which might reasonably be expected to be, on the road.
Offence Maximum
fine
Maximum
jail
Maximum jail
if aggravated
Minimum
disqualification
Maximum
disqualification
Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm As in existing legislation 7 years 11 years 2 years Unlimited
Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death As in existing legislation 10 years 14 years 5 years Unlimited

 

Fail to stop and give assistance in an accident involving death or injury

Offence Maximum
fine
Maximum
jail
Automatic
disqualification
Minimum
disqualification
Maximum
disqualification
First Offence $3,300 18 months 3 years 12 months Unlimited
Second or Subsequent Offence $5,500 2 years 5 years 2 years Unlimited

 

If you have been charged with any of the above offences it is imperative you seek legal advice from a dangerous driving lawyer immediately in order to stay out of jail.

 

Call a dangerous driving lawyer from Drink Driving Defence Sydney and start your successful legal defence.

 

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