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High Court case considers what dangerous driving is

The court found that the test for dangerous driving is the same for offences of dangerous driving under the Road safety Act and under the Crimes Act where the driving involves death or serious injury.

The court found that the test for dangerous driving is the same for offences of dangerous driving under the Road safety Act and under the Crimes Act where the driving involves death or serious injury. The differences between these offences is the consequences of dangerous driving. Dangerous driving does not require negligence, although this may, and is likely to be present. It is possible for a driver to drive with care and skill, yet dangerously. John Marquis (Owen Dixon Chambers) believes that it will be easier to convict a person for a dangerous driving offence.

See King v The Queen [2012] HCA 24 (20 June 2012)

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