What are the Penalties for Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   We all know that using your phone whilst driving is dangerous. But now, there are calls that using your phone whilst crossing roads is equally as bad – and pedestrians should be penalised for it. This week, the NRMA released its latest pedestrian safety report, Look Up, finding ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Performing a U-Turn?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The U-turn stands as one of the most dangerous driver manoeuvres on roads worldwide. Indeed, each day, paramedics respond to cases of severe suffering from crashes that could have been prevented had it not been for a hasty, uninformed decision to make a hurried U-turn in the midst ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for a Motorist Splashing Mud on Bus Passengers at a Bus Stop in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Nothing can ruin your good mood – or your clothes – like getting drenched in muddy road water by a car that’s driving past you. Sometimes, it’s a legitimate accident on the part of the motorist – indeed, in wet weather conditions, puddles can form alongside the road ...continue reading

The Law on Entering a Railway Level Crossing While Signals are Flashing in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you’re a regular driver on the road, you will have likely come across a railway level crossing – indeed, in NSW alone, there are over 3,000 crossings, with around 1,400 of these situated on public roads. Put simply, a railway level crossing is where railway tracks cross ...continue reading

The Dangers and Penalties of Throwing Rocks at Vehicles in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Back in 2008, the NSW government introduced tough new laws to make it illegal to throw rocks at vehicles or boats. The new laws came into force after police interrogated three teenagers following a rock-throwing incident from an overpass in Sydney, prior to which, much debate had ensued ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for Driving Through a Yellow or Amber Traffic Light in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s a common situation we experience day-to-day as drivers: You see the traffic light turn yellow and what begins is an internal monologue of whether to keep driving through it or slow down. For many of us, the changing of traffic light colour from green to yellow ends ...continue reading

The Law on Driving with Your Arm Outside of the Car Window in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As drivers, we’re all familiar with the road rules around speeding, drink driving and illegally parking. Indeed, the penalties for each of these offences are whopping, involving hefty fines and a loss of demerit points. But how would you feel if you were fined for resting your limb ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for Not Keeping a Safe Distance When Passing a Bicycle Rider?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you’ve ever commuted by bicycle then you’d probably be familiar with the jarring experience of coming within inches of being knocked out by a passing vehicle – one that clearly saw you on the road but didn’t afford you enough space. Indeed, cyclists everywhere know how exasperating ...continue reading

The Law on Drivers Flashing their Headlights to Warn Other Road Users of Speed Traps or Police Presence

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s a custom on the road that’s quintessentially Australian: You’re driving and suddenly spot an unmarked cop car parked roadside carrying out speed checks, so instinctively, you flash your headlights to warn oncoming drivers that the police are up ahead. It seems normal – and undoubtedly true to ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for an Un-Clean or Un-Clear Vehicle Number Plate?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Ahh, another day, another vague road rule that no one’s really heard about and that almost just seems like another attempt to raise some revenue *sigh*. In this episode of Aussie Drivers Forced to Pay Petty Fines, it turns out that having a dirty licence plate on your ...continue reading

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