Please be ready with your application reference number starting with 'P'. For example P1234567
Everyone knows better than to drive a vehicle or other specified car with a valid Licence or permit. There is zero tolerance anywhere in Australia for driving a vehicle on a public road or in designated areas without a Licence. It is an offence strictly handled by the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (ACT) and the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulations 2000 (ACT).
There are strict penalties to all drivers who do not adhere to these regulations while driving or supervising another.
If an individual is convicted in an ACT court for a driving whilst suspended offence, the offence will show up as a disclosable court outcome (DCO) on a national criminal background check in the ACT.
Section 31 of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (ACT) mandates a person in control of a vehicle to move with a Licence. It is an offence for a person to operate in a related area without a Licence. The only exception to this case is where regulations exempt the person from holding an Australian Licence.
It is an offence that attracts penalties up to 20 penalty units in fines.
Unless a person gets a new Licence, driving a vehicle on the road or related area will be illegal. It attracts penalties up to 50 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment or both for repeat offenders.
In considering the offence of driving without a Licence in the case of repeat offenders, the court can further impose up to a disqualification period of obtaining the driver Licence for up to 3 years.
When a person is disqualified from obtaining a Licence or driving for a period, it is an offence to operate any other vehicle.
Section 31A of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (ACT) states an offence where; a person is suspended by the law of the territories and still operates a vehicle. It is an offence that imposes up to 20 penalty units in fines and is usually considered a strict liability offence.
If a person gets disqualified from driving by any legal tribunal or court from holding/getting a driver Licence, they must not within that period;
Any of such offences or further offences within this period will attract penalties of;
If the court suspends your driver Licence, s 32 of the of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (ACT) prohibits the person from;
It is a violation that incurs up to;
First time offenders;
Section 32 of the Act prohibits a person from applying for a driver licence if they have had a recent request or application for a driver licence refused. If a court or any legal Australian authority cancels your application, you are prohibited to;
It is an offence that attracts penalties up to;
For repeat offenders, it incurs punishments of;
If a person has a running disqualification while issued another, the new disqualification will commence at the expiry of the running disqualification.
A first offender is a person who has a relatively new case concerning the offence or conviction.
A person is a repeat offender if;
If an individual is found guilty of a driving unlicensed offence in an ACT court, the offence will show up as a disclosable court outcome (DCO) on the result of their criminal history check.
Individuals can obtain a criminal record check online via the Australian National Character Check - ANCC® website.
Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (ACT) - https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1999-78
Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (ACT) (Austlii References) - http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/rtla1999340/
Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulations 2000 (ACT) - https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2000-14/default.asp
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