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Dangerous Driving

John Sutton

This section contains information in relation to the most common offences related to driving motor vehicles other than everyday traffic violations. These offences are contained in Division 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1974 (WA) (The Act). All references to legislation in this section relate to this Act unless otherwise stated.

These offences relate to such things as where death or injury arises from the way in which a person was driving a motor vehicle and other offences relating to driving motor vehicles in a manner which is dangerous or puts others at risk.

Upon being convicted by a Court, these offences almost always involve a mandatory period for of disqualification from holding a driver’s licence; these periods are stated in each offence listed.


Where an offence in this section refers to “circumstances of aggravation”, such circumstances are defined as being present at the time of the alleged offence, when the person was:

  • Unlawfully driving the vehicle concerned without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the vehicle;
  • Driving the vehicle concerned on a road at 45 km/h or more above the speed limit; or
  • Driving the vehicle concerned to escape pursuit by a police officer.

where to next?

Traffic offences are treated seriously in Western Australia. If you have been in an accident, received a licence suspension or received a charge and summons to attend court, it is important to obtain competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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