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South Australia To Introduce Dangerous Driving Laws For Private Property

Turd Ferguson

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South Australia To Introduce Dangerous Driving Laws For Private Property | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications

The South Australian Government has proposed a change to the wording of its dangerous driving laws to include actions on private property.

In its current form, the legislation specifies harm to a member of the public but effectively excludes acts of dangerous driving committed on private property.

South Australian Attorney-General John Rau told News Ltd this week that he hoped to follow New South Wales’ legislation, the reach of which extends to an offence “on private or public land”.

"Dangerous driving is dangerous driving, whether it occurs on a suburban street or on a private property," Mr Rau said.

"These changes are about ensuring that if a person drives dangerously on a private property, they may face the same consequences as if their actions occurred on a public road."

Graeme O’Dea from South Australian motoring group, the RAA, said the group would support the move in general but would examine the legislation more closely.

"Nobody should get off for causing somebody's death in a motor vehicle, whether it is on a public road or a private farm or some other area," Mr O’Dea said.

"We would certainly support legislation to ensure that drivers causing serious injury or death would be culpable."

South Australia’s road toll for 2013 at the end of April stood at 38, up two from the same time last year.
No more garage burnouts.
 
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Gone are the days when I had paddock bashers at the family farm as a kid....we used to race them, burnouts etc.....it was our property, we could do what we wanted.

What will farm kids do now :/
 

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paddock bashers were great fun :(
 

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What garbage, though wouldn't that mean no burnouts anywhere as everywhere is either private or public land?
 

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What a ####ing joke. Where does it stop? This is a foot in the door if it goes through.

What next? They'll be going to the wreckers and defecting the cars in the yard at this rate.
 

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So what if you go to a legally set up drag strip? (WSID etc)
No warming/cleaning your tyres before your run?
No accelerating once you reach 100kph?

What a Joke!
 

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So what if you go to a legally set up drag strip? (WSID etc)
No warming/cleaning your tyres before your run?
No accelerating once you reach 100kph?

What a Joke!
Thats an interesting point actually in regards to tracks / strips.

Wonder how that works.
 
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