What is the offence?
It is an offence in Queensland to drive a vehicle (other than a motor vehicle), a tram, a train or an animal on a road dangerously.
To determine whether a person was driving dangerously, consideration will be given to all the circumstances of the case, including the nature, condition and use of the road and the amount of traffic which is on the road or which might reasonably be expected to be on the road.
What is the penalty?
For a first time offence, the maximum penalty is a fine of up to $400 or 6 months imprisonment. For a second offence, the maximum increases to a fine of up to $800 or 12 months imprisonment and for a third offence, the court must impose a sentence of imprisonment.
Please contact us if you have been charged with the offence of dangerous driving (other than a motor vehicle).