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Instant loss of licence for low range drink drivers

Instant loss of licence for low range drink drivers

Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Miscellaneous, Traffic Law

A new NSW penalty regime is being enforced on 20 May 2019 that will see anyone over the alcohol or drug limit in NSW receive an immediate licence suspension and fined almost $600. Roads Minister, Andrew Constance says NSW is taking a “zero-tolerance” approach to drink and drug-driving. The new regime will include low-range drink and drug driving for […]

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Police car hit by drunk driver three times over the limit

Police car hit by drunk driver three times over the limit

Drink Driving, Traffic Law

Being caught drink driving over the long weekend is risky enough, but for this 57 year old man things couldn’t have gotten worse when he was not only caught three times over the limit behind the wheel, but he also crashed into a parked police car. Luckily no one was in the parked vehicle but […]

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A young Woman was issued a staggering 28 Demerit points over Easter long weekend

A young Woman was issued a staggering 28 Demerit points over Easter long weekend

Miscellaneous, Traffic Law

All the warnings of Easter Double Demerits weren’t enough for one 24 year old female driver from Umina. Driving in a Northerly direction on the M1, she was caught by police driving her car at 110km/h whilst holding a mobile phone in her right hand. When the police approached the driver after pulling her over, […]

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Easter and Anzac day Double demerits are in force

Easter and Anzac day Double demerits are in force

Traffic Law

Double Demerits are in force this weekend, folks! They came into force last Thursday and will apply until midnight next Monday, throughout the Easter period. Do Double Demerits apply over Anzac day? Yes, Double Demerits come into effect again over the Anzac Day public holiday period, from 24 to 28 April 2019. Is it double […]

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What happens if I don’t renew my CTP Green Slip Insurance?

What happens if I don’t renew my CTP Green Slip Insurance?

Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Traffic Law

Your registration and CTP Green Slip are inextricably linked. You must have a CTP Green Slip policy in place before your registration is valid, but your car needs to be registered in order for your CTP insurance to be valid. It is very easy to drive your car and not realise that the rego is overdue. If you get pulled over by police, you may receive a […]

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Can you use your mobile phone as a navigation device in NSW?

Can you use your mobile phone as a navigation device in NSW?

Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Traffic Law

Can you use your mobile phone as a navigation device in NSW? It is obvious that using your mobile phone in your car is illegal and can result in fines, points and loss of licence. But what are the terms of using Sat Nav and maps on your mobile phone whilst driving in NSW? The […]

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Disqualified Under Habitual Traffic Offender Scheme

Disqualified Under Habitual Traffic Offender Scheme

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Traffic Law

Disqualified Under Habitual Traffic Offender Scheme On 28 October 2017, the Habitual Traffic Offender Scheme was abolished with new laws coming in place. Under the former regime, if a person committed three or more serious traffic offences (such as drinking driving, drug driving or driving without current license) within the period of five years, they […]

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Drink driving – The facts

Drink driving – The facts

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Traffic Law

As the name suggests drink driving is when you drive while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol seriously impairs your ability to react quickly, make good judgments, and drive as well as you might normally. Driving while over the alcohol limit is illegal, and you will be fined, gain demerit points, and potentially even lose […]

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NSW drivers will start using digital licences

NSW drivers will start using digital licences

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News, Traffic Law

  WE’VE all forgotten our licence at one point or another. Now you can just carry a digital copy on your mobile phone. NSW drivers will soon be able to show their licence on their phones if they are pulled over by police, with digital licences due to be rolled out across the state. Legislation […]

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Drink driving mothers crack down

Drink driving mothers crack down

Criminal Law, Traffic Law

Assistant Commissioner of NSW Police Michael Corboy has revealed police officers are targeting school pick up and drop off times to catch drink-driving mothers. The crackdown comes after nine NSW women in the past three months alone were arrested and charged with drink driving with children in the backseat. “What that indicates to me is […]

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New traffic laws on the horizon including abolish the Habitual Offenders Declaration

New traffic laws on the horizon including abolish the Habitual Offenders Declaration

Miscellaneous, Traffic Law

Following a 2013 Inquiry by the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales in relation to the Legislative Assembly Committee on Law & Safety’s Inquiry into driver license disqualification, a number of key proposals were put forward. This is on the back of the Law Society advocating consistently for reform of […]

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Get your hand off it!

Get your hand off it!

Downing Centre Local Court, Recent News, Traffic Law

Use of a mobile phone whilst driving Using a mobile phone to send text messages where the driver presses anything on the body of the phone or otherwise manipulates any part of the phone whilst driving is prohibited in NSW. Anyone on a learner, provisional P1 or P2 licence must not use a mobile phone […]

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