- Answering police questions
- Careless driving (driving without due care)
- Causing death or harm by dangerous driving
- Dangerous driving
- Dangerous driving to escape police
- Driving while disqualified
- Driving without a licence
- Emitting excessive noise from a vehicle
- Excessive speed
- Give way
- Misuse of a motor vehicle
- Mobile phones
- Motorised scooters
- Offences and Duties after Accidents
- Reckless driving causing injury or death
- Seatbelts and child restraints
- Street Racing
- Throwing objects at vehicles
- Unregistered and uninsured vehicles
- Using a vehicle to commit a crime
- Truck drivers
There are many offences under the Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) involving driving vehicles on public roads. While penalties are specifically stated in the Act for some offences, where no penalty is stated for a particular offence, the penalty is a fine of up to $2500 [see Road Traffic Act 1961(SA) s 164a]. Whenever a person appears in court for a traffic offence, the court has the power to disqualify the person's licence or permit [see Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) s 168].
In this section, all references are to the Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) unless otherwise stated although some offences are contained in the Australian Road Rules (ARR) or in the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA). As it is not possible to deal with every offence, only some of these laws are discussed in this section.
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