20.122016
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DRINK DRIVING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

While we’re in the thick of end of year parties and holiday season, we’re constantly reminded by the media not to drink and drive. We also hear plenty of reports about people being charged with drink driving when they have returned breathalyser results that are well over the legal limit. It’s easy to let that…

29.102016
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OPERATION SAFE SPEED: SHOULD I PAY THE FINE?

Operation Safe Speed, a police campaign targeting speeding motorists, was conducted over a three day period in October 2016. During the operation, South Australian Police issued more than 1000 expiation notices for speeding, equating to around 14 notices issued for every hour of the Operation. If you have been issued with an expiation notice for…

01.092016
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SUPREME COURT ACQUITS MAN OF SPEEDING CHARGES

In a significant decision, a client of Websters Lawyers who was charged with two counts of speeding has had the charges against him dismissed. The decision will potentially affect thousands of other speeding charges in South Australia because the case concerned the technical aspects of speed gun testing. Background The police used a hand-held speed…

13.102014
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YOUNG DRIVERS BE AWARE

On 28 July 2014 a new Graduated Licensing Scheme replaced the old licensing system. It is important for young drivers on a provisional licence to be aware of the changes and, more importantly, how those changes will affect drivers. The main changes apply to P1 drivers under the age of 25 years, both current P1…

22.092014
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COURTS GET TOUGH ON TRUCK DRIVERS

In four separate cases in a row the Supreme Court has emphasised the need for Courts to be tough on penalties for heavy vehicle drivers who record false information in their work diaries or drive for excessive periods. Only a month ago the Supreme Court reviewed the penalties to be imposed for truck drivers who…