FAILING TO STOP & ASSIST

Section 146(1) of the Road Transport Act 2013 provides that a person is guilty of an offence if:

  1. a vehicle or horse being driven or ridden by the person on a road is involved in an impact occasioning the death of, or injury to, another person; and
  2. the person knows, or ought reasonably to know, that the vehicle or horse has been involved in an impact occasioning injury to another person; and
  3. the person fails to stop and give any assistance that may be necessary and that it is in the person’s power to give.

For a first offence the maximum penalty is imprisonment of 18 months, a fine of $3,300 and an automatic disqualification of 3 years which can be reduced to 12 months.

For a second or subsequent offence the maximum penalty is imprisonment of 2 years, a fine of $5,500 and an automatic disqualification of 5 years which can be reduced to 2 years.

If you have been charged with failing to stop and assist, call Karnib & Co Lawyers at any time on 0450503696 or email us on [email protected] to arrange a free consultation. For those who are unable to attend our offices, we offer conferences by telephone, Skype, Zoom and FaceTime anywhere around the world.