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Improper Use of Motor Vehicle

Driving – Other Traffic Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Improper use of motor vehicle article page. Everything you need to know about Improper use of motor vehicle according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Improper use of motor vehicle

According to VIC Law for the charge of Improper use of motor vehicle:

Road Safety Act 1986 – SECT 65A
Improper use of motor vehicle

65A. Improper use of motor vehicle

(1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle in a manner which causes the motor vehicle to undergo loss of traction by one or more of the motor vehicle’s wheels.

The Maximum Penalty – Improper use of motor vehicle

According to VIC Law for the charge of Improper use of motor vehicle, 5 penalty units.

Under section 28 of the Road Safety act there is a general ability for the Court to suspend a driver’s licence where there is no specific disqualification in the section.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Improper use of motor vehicle

1. A person drives a vehicle
2. In a manner that causes loss of traction by one or more of the motor vehicle’s wheels

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Improper use of motor vehicle

1. Factual dispute
2. Lack intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Improper use of motor vehicle

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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