The Law on Using a Television or Visual Display Unit in Vehicles in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   There are plenty of clear-cut road rules that we would like to think most of us, as law-abiding drivers, do our best to follow when we’re out on the road. Rules like sticking to the speed limit, avoiding running red lights, and not using your mobile phone while ...continue reading

Is it Illegal to Drive a Vehicle with an Unsecured or Overhanging Load in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was a day of frustration and feeling undeniably duped for Sydney man Laurence Tempany, who earlier this year, found himself in trouble with the law simply for having an unsecured parking cone in the back of his ute. In April 2019, the tradie was on his way ...continue reading

What the Law Says if You Leave Your Car Unlocked and Windows Down After Parking in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Picture this: It’s Monday morning and you wake up ready for your vital morning coffee to get you through the day, only to realise you’ve run out of milk. The dissatisfaction is real. So, you grab your car keys, jump behind the wheel, and drive down to the ...continue reading

Special Range Drink Driving Penalties Guide in NSW

  We all know not to drink and drive. It can result in catastrophic consequences on innocent road user. Just over the weekend, NSW police have charged 260 people for drink driving in a citywide operation. NSW Police have said, a further 119 traffic charges were issued, in addition to over 1900 traffic infringements. Police, ...continue reading

The Law on Jaywalking and Hitchhiking

By Jimmy Singh & Tayla Regan Jaywalking is generally where you cross the road in unsafe circumstances. Arguably, crossing a road against a red pedestrian light, or where there is no light, onto oncoming traffic (within 20 meters of a crossing) do so with full appreciation of the risks (which can result in serious consequences), ...continue reading

The Difference Between Summary, Indictable & Strictly Indictable Offences

There are two types of main charges in NSW labelled as “indictable offences”, and “summary offences”. The period of time your case will take in court to finalise, whether police are still allowed to prosecute you for an offence that occurred more than 6 months ago, and the seriousness of the penalties you are faced ...continue reading

New Penalties to be Introduced in NSW

Evidence establishes that community supervision and programs are much more effective at changing offenders behaviour to reduce reoffending. In fact, sending offenders to prison for less than 2 years have not been effective in trying to change behaviour in offenders generally. A number of significant changes in NSW penalties have been proposed, and it will ...continue reading

How To Get Your Disqualifications Removed Now

The New NSW Driving Laws have come into effect from 28 October 2017, allowing you to now apply to the Local Court for an order removing your licence disqualifications. You can now apply to the Local Court to remove your disqualifications if you fit under any one of the following 3 categories. Category 1 You ...continue reading

Are Interstate Traffic Offences Disregarded by NSW Courts?

A common question I get asked is, when the Court is considering on a penalty to give for a NSW traffic offender, can an interstate traffic conviction be taken into account when the Magistrate is considering an appropriate sentence? The Courts in NSW are currently disregarding previous interstate traffic convictions, including drink driving, that have ...continue reading

How To Remove your Licence Disqualifications Earlier. Big Changes in the NSW Traffic Laws

The complex traffic laws in NSW are changing again. Some big changes include: the abolition of the Habitual Offender Declaration; Reduction in maximum penalties for certain traffic offences; Reduction in how long your licence can be disqualified for certain traffic offences; and The ability to apply to the Court for the early removal of all ...continue reading

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