Speeding- Statutory Offence : ROAD SAFETY RULES 1986 - SECT 20 : ROAD SAFTEY ACT 1986 - SECT 28

 

Elements Prosecution Must Prove

1- Accused was driving a motor vehicle
2- At speed above the speed limit

Evidence of speed is often demonstrated through speed cameras or estimation by a police officer.

Speeding carries a mandatory period of licence suspension in certain situations.

It is possible to successfully defend speeding charges, particularly where speed is estimated.

Sentencing

Speed Above Limit Minimum Loss of Licence
<25 KPH & Speed < 130KPH No loss
<25 KPH & Speed >= 130KPH 1 month
>=25 KPH and < 35 KPH 1 month
>=35 KPH and <45 KPH 6 months
> 45 KPH 12 months

 

Related offences

  1. Culpable Driving Causing Death
  2. Dangerous Driving
  3. Careless Driving
  4. Drink Driving / Drive Under the influence (DUI)
  5. Exceed Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol (PCA)
  6. Fail to Furnish a Breath Sample / Refuse to Accompany a Police Officer

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