In NSW, major driving offences include a range of serious traffic violations that can result in significant penalties and consequences. Some of the major driving offenses in NSW include:


1. Drink Driving: Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offence in NSW and can result in heavy fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment, particularly for repeat offenders or those with high blood alcohol concentrations.


2. Speeding Offences: Exceeding the speed limit can result in fines, demerit points, and license suspension, particularly for excessive speeding or repeat offenses.


3. Dangerous driving: This includes reckless or dangerous driving behaviour that endangers others on the road and can result in severe penalties, including heavy fines, license disqualification, and imprisonment.


4. Driving without a license and Driving whilst disqualified: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s licence or while disqualified from driving can result in fines, further disqualification, and potentially imprisonment.


5. Street racing & burnouts: Engaging in illegal street racing, performing burnouts, or participating in other forms of dangerous driving behaviour can result in significant penalties, including heavy fines, vehicle confiscation, and license disqualification.


6. Driving under the influence of drugs: Similar to drink driving, operating a vehicle while under the influence of illicit drugs or certain prescription medications is a serious offense in NSW and can result in significant penalties.


These are just a few examples of major driving offenses in NSW. It’s important to note that the penalties for these offenses can vary based on the specific circumstances of each case, and individuals must obtain legal advice.


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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 13th December 2023.


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