Other serious driving offences

This page provides a list of some of the more serious 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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