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Legislation relating to careless and dangerous driving

Links to the Act and regulations about careless and dangerous driving.

Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)

This Act aims to provide for safe, efficient and equitable road use. It sets out the general obligations of road users and the procedures for the registration of motor vehicles and the licensing of drivers.

See Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Magistrates' Court Act 1989 (Vic)

This Act establishes the Magistrates' Court of Victoria and outlines the law relating to its jurisdiction and procedures.

See Magistrates' Court Act 1989 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic)

This Act deals with the powers of courts to sentence offenders.

See Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)

This Act sets out the most serious offences and the maximum fine or term of imprisonment under Victorian law. Most of the offences in the Crimes Act are indictable offences. Indictable offences are usually those with a maximum penalty of 5 years jail, or more.

See Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Section 318 relates to culpable driving causing death.

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