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Dangerous Driving

Driving – Other Traffic Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Dangerous driving article page. Everything you need to know about Dangerous driving according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Dangerous driving

According to VIC Law for the charge of Dangerous driving:

Road Safety Act 1986 – SECT 64
Dangerous driving

64. Dangerous driving

(1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle at a speed or in a manner which is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances of the case.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

(3) If on a prosecution for an offence under this section the court is not satisfied that the defendant is guilty of that offence but is satisfied that the defendant is guilty of an offence against section 65 (careless driving), the court may convict the defendant of an offence against section 65 and punish the defendant accordingly.

The Maximum Penalty – Dangerous driving

According to VIC Law for the charge of Dangerous driving, 2 years / 240 penalty units.

If the offender holds a driver licence or permit, the court must cancel that licence or permit and must, whether or not the offender holds a driver licence or permit, disqualify the offender from obtaining one for such time (not being less than 6 months or, if the vehicle was driven at a speed of 45 kilometres per hour or more in excess of that permitted, 12 months) as the court thinks fit.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Dangerous driving

1. The accused was driving the vehicle
2. The accused was driving at a speed or in a manner which was dangerous to the public.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Dangerous driving

1. Factual dispute
2. Identification

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Dangerous driving

Magistrates’ Court

Street Names

Driving in a dangerous manner, Reckless driving, Driving in a manner dangerous, Driving at excessive speed

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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