Other serious driving offences

Penalties that apply to some of the more serious road related offences.

Negligent driving where death is occasioned

Penalty First offence Second or subsequent offence
Maximum court-imposed fine $3,300 $5,500
Maximum gaol term 18 months 2 years
Minimum disqualification 12 months 2 years
Maximum disqualification Unlimited Unlimited
Disqualification in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years

Negligent driving where grievous bodily harm is occasioned

Penalty First offence Second or subsequent offence
Maximum court-imposed fine $2,200 $3,300
Maximum gaol term 9 months 12 months
Minimum disqualification 12 months 2 years
Maximum disqualification Unlimited Unlimited
Disqualification in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years

Furious driving; Reckless driving; Driving in a manner or at a speed dangerous

Penalty First offence Second or subsequent offence
Maximum court-imposed fine $2,200 $3,300
Maximum gaol term 9 months 12 months
Minimum disqualification 12 months 2 years
Maximum disqualification Unlimited Unlimited
Disqualification in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years

Fail to stop and give assistance in an accident involving death or injury

Penalty First offence Second or subsequent offence
Maximum court-imposed fine $3,300 $5,500
Maximum gaol term 18 months 2 years
Minimum disqualification 12 months 2 years
Maximum disqualification Unlimited Unlimited
Disqualification in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years

Other major offences mentioned in section 205 of the Road Transport Act 2013.

Penalty First offence Second or subsequent offence
Maximum court-imposed fine As in existing legislation As in existing legislation
Maximum gaol term As in existing legislation As in existing legislation
Minimum disqualification 12 months 2 years
Maximum disqualification Unlimited Unlimited
Disqualification in the absence of a specific court order 3 years 5 years
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