Driving dangerously is illegal and a conviction will remain on your record.

Australia is recognized as one of the countries with the most severe penalties, and dangerous driving is an offence. For the sake of safety, when the driving speed or driving behaviour poses a danger to the public, regardless of whether it causes an accident or not, it is considered a dangerous driving behaviour.

Dangerous driving behaviour includes:

  • speeding
  • careless driving
  • drink driving
  • driving after using drugs
  • driving without a license
  • cause traffic accident
  • other traffic offenses

Penalties for dangerous driving includes, fines, demerit points, suspended driving license and imprisonment. When the driving speed exceeds the speed limit by 45 kilometres, the driver’s license may be suspended for 6 months, and other cases need to be ruled by the court. If you cause death or serious injury by driving, the court will sentence you to up to 10 years in prison.

If you are charged with dangerous driving or other traffic offenses, please do not take the charge lightly and contact us immediately. Our criminal lawyers are very happy to answer relevant legal questions for you and provide you with professional and efficient strategies to protect your rights and interests.

Source: https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/find-legal-answers/traffic-offences

Disclaimer: This is only a general summary and guidance and cannot be regarded as a specific question for your individual questions. The law is complicated, and we strongly recommend that you seek professional legal advice. Canaan Lawyers will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any person due to the information contained or missing in the document.