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TitleReview of penalties under the WA Road Traffic Code 2000 and management of recidivist speeding offenders
AuthorsBaldock MRJ, Grigo JAL, Raftery SJ, Wundersitz LN, Lydon M
Year2012
TypeReport
AbstractThis report reviews key road safety related offences imposed under the WA Road Traffic Code 2000 to determine the appropriateness and consistency of penalties in Western Australia. The penalty structure (fees, demerit points, licence disqualifications) were reviewed for the following broad offence categories: speeding, non-restraint use, failure to give way, failure to obey traffic controls, overtaking, following too closely and in-vehicle distractions (e.g. mobile phones). In reviewing the penalties, consideration was given to parity between offences of similar seriousness and demonstrated road safety risk, and consistency of the penalties in Western Australia with those of similar offences in other Australian jurisdictions. An additional issue examined in the report was the best means by which to manage recidivist speeding offenders. On the basis of the review, recommendations concerning changes to penalties in Western Australia were made.
Report NumberCASR123
PublisherCentre for Automotive Safety Research
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorOffice of Road Safety, Western Australia
ISBN9781921645617
ISSN1449-2237
Page Count65

Reference
Baldock MRJ, Grigo JAL, Raftery SJ, Wundersitz LN, Lydon M (2012) Review of penalties under the WA Road Traffic Code 2000 and management of recidivist speeding offenders (CASR123), Centre for Automotive Safety Research, Adelaide.


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