In New South Wales, Australia, the term "road rage" is not specifically defined as a separate offence under the Road Transport Act 2013. However, it must be noted that certain aggressive behaviours exhibited on the road can fall under existing traffic offences and other relevant laws.
Aggressive driving behaviors, which are commonly associated with road rage, include the following (to name a few):
1. Dangerous Driving: Engaging in aggressive driving that poses a risk to the safety of others on the road can be considered dangerous driving. This offence involves driving in a manner that is dangerous to the public and can result in significant penalties if convicted.
2. Driving Aggressively with Aggression
3. Tailgating other driver(s)
4. Furious Driving
5. Assault or Other Criminal Offences: If a road rage incident escalates to physical violence or threats, it may be treated as assault or other criminal offence(s) under the NSW Crimes Act 1900. These criminal charges are separate from traffic offences and can carry their own penalties.
It’s important to note that the specific penalties and legal consequences for these offences can vary based on the circumstances of each case, the severity of the behaviour, and the court’s discretion.
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 23RD October 2023.
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