Section 4 of the Road Transport Act 2013 defines what a Major Offence is, and some examples of major traffic offences include:


– Drink driving

– Driving under the influence of Drugs

– Speeding more than 45 km/h over the speed limit

– Reckless or Dangerous Driving

– Driving while Disqualified or Suspended

– Offences of murder, manslaughter, wounding/grievous bodily harm (intentional and reckless) and injury by furious driving, where the death or injury arose out of the use of a Motor vehicle

– Predatory Driving

– Police Pursuit

– Negligent driving


So, why is it important to identify whether an offence is in fact a major traffic offence ?


It is critical because in the state of NSW the commission of a traffic offences carries penalties and specific disqualification periods. If a person has already been convicted of a second major (traffic) offence in a 5-year period, the penalties as well as the period of disqualification which would apply to that specific offence is increased due to the fact that it is a subsequent (2ND OFF) traffic offence. It is very important to speak with a lawyer to obtain legal advice in relation to this topic.


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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 28th September 2023.


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