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[VIC] A new law. What do you think?

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by bart, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/bill/jarlaeb2007493/

    A new law in relation to failure to stop for police:

    -Any thoughts?


    Justice and Road Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement) Bill 2007

    Part 4--Amendments to the Road Safety Act 1986 s. 9


    9 Insertion of new section 64A
    After section 64 of the Road Safety Act 1986 See:
    Act No.
    insert-- 127/1986.
    Reprint No. 10
    5 "64A Driving a motor vehicle when directed to as at 9 November
    stop by police 2006
    (1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle if-- amending
    Act Nos
    (a) he or she knows that he or she has been 19/1991,
    given a direction to stop; or 97/2005,
    81/2006 and
    10 (b) he or she ought reasonably to know that 14/2007.
    he or she has been given a direction to LawToday:
    stop. legislation.
    Penalty: For a first offence, 60 penalty
    units or imprisonment for
    15 6 months or both;
    For a subsequent offence,
    120 penalty units or imprisonment
    for 12 months or both.
    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person
    20 who is driving a motor vehicle who stops the
    motor vehicle as soon as practicable after
    being given a direction to stop.
    (3) On a person being found guilty of a first
    offence under subsection (1), the court
    25 must--
    (a) if the offender holds a driver licence or
    permit, cancel the licence or permit;
    (b) whether or not the offender holds a
    30 driver licence or permit, disqualify the
    offender from obtaining one for such
    time as the court thinks fit, not being
    less than 6 months.

    ... etc, etc...
  2. Already under discussion during the past few days. See other thread.
  3. Doh!

    Too slow off the blocks again... :cry: