News: Traffic Law

Serious Traffic Offences or Serious Driving Offences

If you have been charged with a serious traffic offences or serious driving offence, you need serious legal advice.  Matthews Lawyers can provide you with advice as to what your legal options are and whether a driver’s licence disqualification can be avoided.  Phone Eugenia Matthews on 0401 269 091. Examples

09/05/2023 Traffic Law

Common Demerit point offences

The number of demerit points incurred depends on the type of offence and how likely it is to cause an accident. Speeding Offences Offence Number of Points Fine By less than 10 km/h 2 $183.00 By more than 10 km/h or more but less than 20 km/h 3 $414.00 By

09/05/2022 Traffic Law

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Injury Claims

Motor Vehicle Accidents – What is negligence? Negligence is doing or not doing something that a reasonable person would or would not do and which causes another person damage, injury or loss. In South Australia the Civil Liability Act 1936 (SA) is the relevant legislation. How is negligence determined? Whether

18/11/2021 Traffic Law

Traffic Offences and Driving Safely

Talking Law with Eugenia – Saturday, 25 September 2021 on Lofty Radio 88.9 FM ROAD SAFETY IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS: AVOID TRAFFIC OFFENCES AND GET HOME SAFE Driving involves risk and safe drivers aim to reduce and manage their risk by making good decisions and taking responsibility for their behaviour when driving.

Impounding vehicles: New procedures from 1 July 2021

Your vehicle can be impounded or clamped if you have been charged, arrested or reported for an offence including: dangerous driving – Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) s46 drink and drug driving – Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) driving an unregistered vehicle – Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) driving an

Car registrations data matching to catch tax dodgers

The Australian Tax Office has announced it will access vehicle purchasing data by state in an effort to potentially catch out tax-evading individuals and businesses. “The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will acquire motor vehicle registry data from state and territory motor vehicle registry authorities for 2019–20 through to 2021–22,” the