Predatory driving is an offence in NSW which includes any of the following:
· Tailgating other driver(s)
· Driving Aggressively/ Driving with aggression
· Road rage
And many, many more just to name a few.
Section 51A of the Crimes Act 1900 notes the following:
“The driver of a vehicle who, while in pursuit of or travelling near another vehicle:
(a) engages in a course of conduct that causes or threatens an impact involving the other vehicle, and
(b) intends by that course of conduct to cause a person in the other vehicle actual bodily harm, is guilty of an offence.”
For a person to be found guilty of such offence, then the police must beyond a reasonable doubt prove that the accused person committed the offence itself and they must also prove the following beyond a reasonable Doubt.
1. Threat of Impact.
2. The Intent to cause harm.
It is very important that you speak with a lawyer so that you can get the appropriate legal advice which you require prior to going to court.
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 3rd February 2023.
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