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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 319AA

Dangerous or negligent driving while pursued by police

    (1)     A person must not drive a motor vehicle dangerously or negligently if he or she knows, or ought reasonably to know, that—

S. 319AA(1)(a) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.9).

        (a)     he or she has been given a direction to stop the vehicle by a police officer; and

S. 319AA(1)(b) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.9).

        (b)     a police officer is pursuing the vehicle.

Penalty:     3 years imprisonment.

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1)—

        (a)     a person drives a motor vehicle dangerously if he or she drives the vehicle at a speed or in a manner that is dangerous to the public having regard to all the circumstances of the case; and

        (b)     a person drives a motor vehicle negligently if he or she fails unjustifiably and to a gross degree to observe the standard of care which a reasonable person would have observed in all the circumstances of the case; and

S. 319AA(2)(c) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.9).

        (c)     a police officer may be pursuing a motor vehicle even if not travelling at the same speed as the vehicle; and

        (d)     it is irrelevant that the police pursuit is suspended or terminated before the motor vehicle being pursued stops.

    (3)     In this section—

"direction to stop" has the same meaning as it has in section 64A(5) of the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

"motor vehicle" does not include a vessel.

S. 320 amended by Nos 6762 s. 13(e), 7184 s. 4, substituted by No. 7645 s. 4, amended by Nos 7876 s. 2(3), 9576 s. 11(1), 10084 s. 5, repealed by No. 10260 s. 114(Sch. 4 item 4).

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S. 321 amended by No. 6561 s. 3, repealed by No. 7645 s. 5.

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Pt 1 Div. 9AA (Heading amended by No. 8/2014 s. 32.

Pt 1 Div. 9AA (Heading and ss 319A–319C) inserted by No. 55/2011 s. 3.

Division 9AA—Offences connected with dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs and related court powers


Pt 1 Div. 9AA Subdiv. 1 (Heading) inserted by No. 8/2014 s. 33.

Subdivision 1—Offences

S. 319A inserted by No. 55/2011 s. 3.



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