Drive Speed / Manner Dangerous


Drive Manner/Speed Dangerous

The offence of driving in a manner or speed dangerous is a criminal offence and is considered seriously by courts and which is reflected in the penalties. Often Police will charge a person who has been alleged to be speeding over 45 km/h with Drive Speed Dangerous.

PENALTIES

The maximum penalty is a fine of $2,200 and /or imprisonment for 9 months. If the offence is a second or subsequent offence, the maximum penalties increase to a fine of $3,300 and / or imprisonment for 12 months. A second or subsequent offence means that you have either been convicted of a previous offence of driving in a manner dangerous within the past 5 years, or another earlier “major offence”, for example drink driving, in the past 5 years. 
If the offence is the third major offence in the past 5 years, a conviction could mean that the RMS (formerly RTA) will declare you an Habitual Traffic Offender and impose an additional 5 year disqualification on top of any disqualification a court orders.

1ST MAJOR TRAFFIC OFFENCE - DRIVE IN A MANNER DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC

1. A maximum fine of $2,200.00 and /or
2. 9 months imprisonment
3. An unlimited maximum disqualification period
4. A minimum disqualification period of 12 months
5. An automatic disqualification period of 3 years

2ND OR SUBSEQUENT MAJOR TRAFFIC OFFENCE WITHIN 5 YEARS
1. A maximum fine of $3,300.00 and / or
2. 12 months imprisonment
3. An unlimited maximum disqualification period
4. A minimum disqualification period of 2 years
5. An automatic disqualification period of 5 years.

Chris Kalpage has defended many motorcycle riders and car drivers who have been charged with this offence. Being a car and motorcycle enthusiast he appreciates and empathises with his clients and has often taken cases where others have been unwilling to defend. Having spent many hours as a sports car and motorcycle rider both on the road and track he has an understanding for what is possible and more importantly what is not possible in a vehicle. Most cases often are based on the evidence of what a police officer may have seen, and with Highway Patrol Officers an In Car Video. A knowledge of what a car or motorbike can do is often important in contesting the police evidence.

If you are charged with a traffic offence, contact Chris Kalpage, the head solicitor of Kalpage & Co Solicitors, 24/7,  rather than facing worry and uncertainty on your own. For more details on driving in a manner/speed dangerous, call us (02) 9230 0448 / 0418 211 074 or email: kalpage@aol.com

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