TRAFFIC LAW OFFENCES
The Traffic Law in NSW is a broad system of rules and regulations that governs road safety, imposes obligations to drivers, and imposes penalties to individuals who commit traffic offenses.
It covers driver and vehicle licensing rules and penalties, rules for novice drivers, traffic and infringement penalties, as well as vehicle standards and regulations.
The Traffic Law in NSW is one of the most stringent legislations on road safety in the world. Compared to other countries, the traffic rules in NSW are alsovery different. Any person coming from a different country may most likely be taken aback on how stringent traffic rules in NSW are. For instance, if you are a visitor from a country where people drive on the right-hand side, you may need to practice driving on the left-hand side as you come to NSW.
Under the traffic law, any person who commits a traffic offense may be charged with penalties in their maximum or minimum period depending on the traffic offense committed and the representation before the court. In 2011, the most common traffic offenses committed by ordinary drivers, including NSW citizens and aliens include drunk driving, drug driving, reckless driving, and not complying with the speed limits in certain roads. In determining the penalties for these offenses, the circumstance prior to the offense play a great influence on determining the penalty.
Factors like educational programs and testimonials may be also admitted in support of the offender. In some instance, a person who commits a traffic offense under one legislation may be also punished under a different legislation. Upon committing a traffic offense, a person may be subject to demerit point, fines, or license disqualification.
The traffic rules in NSW can be very intricate and difficult. If you have been charged with a traffic offense you may contact Armstrong Legal for your assistance.
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