If you are caught driving at a very excessive speed you might be charged with either driving at a dangerous speed or driving in a dangerous manner or reckless driving.
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Dangerous Driving - speed and manner
All of these offences are serious and carry a potential sentence of three months imprisonment and a minimum mandatory period of disqualification of six months.
We can tell you that if you are caught doing more than 50 kilometres above the designated speed limit then you are at real risk of being charged with dangerous speed.
The Police do not have to prove actual danger.
The Police only have to prove potential danger.
A fully defended case involving pleading not guilty and having a lawyer cross examine the Police Officer will be fairly expensive and probably cost you between about $750.00 and $2,000.00 . . . but get a quote first.
Other speeding offences fall into the category of instant fines.
These fines progressively increase for speeds in excess of 10km/h over the specified speed limit.
The maximum fine is $630 for speeds up to 50km/h over the limit.
BUT NOTE : Exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/h will result in your drivers licence being suspended immediately for 28 days and in a Court prosecution where further disqualification and a hefty fine are likely.
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