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

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

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

How to Avoid a Licence Suspension for a Speeding Fine in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It doesn’t take much to work out that if you’re going to speed on the road and you get caught, you’re going to cop a weighty fine and lose a bunch of demerit points. Indeed, few things sting as much as getting slapped with a speeding ticket and ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law and Penalties for Playing Your Car Sound System Too Loud

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In the words of Nicki Minaj: “This one is for the boys with the booming system, Top down, AC with the cooler system.” As the song “Super Bass” aptly highlights, sometimes, there’s no feeling quite like cruising around in your car rocking that bass-heavy speaker system and bouncing ...continue reading

Is it Illegal to Sleep in your Car While Drunk?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   There’s a good reason why you might find yourself asleep in your car: You had a bigger night out than expected and now you’re stuck, unable to drive home. So, you consider the options… Of course, you could just get a cab. But cabs are expensive. Then there’s ...continue reading


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