NEW PENAL­TIES AND LAWS

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Care­less Driv­ing

Max­i­mum fine of $5046 or 6 months im­pris­on­ment (3 de­merit points). No min­i­mum li­cence disqual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod.

Care­less Driv­ing caus­ing death or griev­ous bod­ily harm

Max­i­mum fine of $10,092 or 12 months im­pris­on­ment (3 de­merit points). Min­i­mum li­cence disqual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod of 6 months With cir­cum­stances of ag­gra­va­tion in­clud­ing un­li­censed driver, max­i­mum fine of $20,184 or 2 years im­pris­on­ment (3 de­merit points) Min­i­mum li­cence disqual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod of 6 months

Dan­ger­ous Driv­ing caus­ing death or griev­ous bod­ily harm

Max­i­mum penalty of 10 years im­pris­on­ment. Min­i­mum li­cence disqual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod of 12 months

With cir­cum­stances of ag­gra­va­tion, new max­i­mum penalty of 14 years im­pris­on­ment. Min­i­mum li­cence disqual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod of 12 months.

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