‘Dangerous Driving’ is one of the most serious offences under the Road Transport Act in NSW and the penalties which the offender may receive will be subject to a variety of facts and circumstances, for example was anyone harmed? Was the driver intoxicated? Was the Driver Driving in a dangerous manner for an extended period? And many other considerations. A person who is found guilty of such an offence can face mandatory licence disqualification by the court as well as fines or even a term of imprisonment!
Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm
A person who is found guilty by the Court can be sentenced up to 7 years imprisonment if the matter is dealt with in the District Court! This offence occurs in circumstances where a person’s dangerous driving results in another person sustaining a serious injury to their body. Did you know that if the offence was aggravated, a person can face up to 11 years imprisonment?!
Drive in a manner Dangerous.
This offence is usually dealt with in the Local Court and the maximum penalty is a term of imprisonment of 9 months and or a fine of 20 penalty units for a first offence.
Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death
If dealt with on indictment in the District Court, this offence has a maximum penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment. This offence occurs in circumstances where a person’s dangerous driving results in another person’s death. Did you know that if the offence was aggravated, a person can face up to 14 years imprisonment?!
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 15th February 2023.
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