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Disqualified to 2070, still driving!

By johnboy 8 November 2011 55

ACT Policing arrested and charged a 62-year-old Hughes man early this morning (November 8) after he was caught driving while disqualified in Symonston.

Around 1.10am police conducted a traffic stop on a Hyundai Excel on Narrabundah Lane in Symonston. Checks on the driver revealed he was disqualified from driving in the ACT until 2070. Further checks revealed the vehicle the man was driving was unregistered and was bearing the incorrect number plates.

The man was arrested and taken to the City Watch House. He was charged with a number of traffic offences and bailed with strict bail conditions. He will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Police wish to remind all motorists they will be targeting drink-driving until the end of the year.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Tooks 9:52 am 11 Nov 11

Duffbowl said :

liability said :

Just to rule out any confusion caused by some previous posts, if your are disqualified from driving in any state or territory in Australia, you are disqualified from driving any where in Australia. It has been that way for quite some time, since they bought in uniform national road rules.

The legislation in all states and territories is similar to the ACT Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999, which states:

Section 32 Offences committed by disqualified drivers etc (NSW s 25A)
(1) A person who is disqualified by a court in Australia or under the law
of any jurisdiction from holding or obtaining an Australian driver licence must not—
(a) drive a motor vehicle on a road or road related area during the period of disqualification except in accordance with a restricted licence issued to the person; or
(b) apply for a driver licence during the period of disqualification and in, or in relation to, the application state his or her name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the disqualification.

liability said :

Just to rule out any confusion caused by some previous posts, if your are disqualified from driving in any state or territory in Australia, you are disqualified from driving any where in Australia. It has been that way for quite some time, since they bought in uniform national road rules.

The legislation in all states and territories is similar to the ACT Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999, which states:

Section 32 Offences committed by disqualified drivers etc (NSW s 25A)
(1) A person who is disqualified by a court in Australia or under the law
of any jurisdiction from holding or obtaining an Australian driver licence must not—
(a) drive a motor vehicle on a road or road related area during the period of disqualification except in accordance with a restricted licence issued to the person; or
(b) apply for a driver licence during the period of disqualification and in, or in relation to, the application state his or her name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the disqualification.

Which contradicts the advice I was given by the ACT Road User Services and NSW Police when I was disqualified from driving in NSW in 2009 for a period. Admittedly I did not get summonsed to court, so I don’t know if that had an impact.

Of course, others result may vary 🙂

If you didn’t go to Court then it sounds like your licence was suspended, not disqualified. Two different things.

Deref 2:13 pm 10 Nov 11

astrojax said :

next you’ll be insisting that the american ‘aluminum’ [al-loo-min-un] is the correct pronunciation… oh, wait.

+1

Deref 2:12 pm 10 Nov 11

Angelina said :

Jesus christ you’re an idiot, krats. It’s Actually Exhausting.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

It’s a pity there’s no krats filter.

Duffbowl 2:06 pm 10 Nov 11

liability said :

Just to rule out any confusion caused by some previous posts, if your are disqualified from driving in any state or territory in Australia, you are disqualified from driving any where in Australia. It has been that way for quite some time, since they bought in uniform national road rules.

The legislation in all states and territories is similar to the ACT Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999, which states:

Section 32 Offences committed by disqualified drivers etc (NSW s 25A)
(1) A person who is disqualified by a court in Australia or under the law
of any jurisdiction from holding or obtaining an Australian driver licence must not—
(a) drive a motor vehicle on a road or road related area during the period of disqualification except in accordance with a restricted licence issued to the person; or
(b) apply for a driver licence during the period of disqualification and in, or in relation to, the application state his or her name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the disqualification.

liability said :

Just to rule out any confusion caused by some previous posts, if your are disqualified from driving in any state or territory in Australia, you are disqualified from driving any where in Australia. It has been that way for quite some time, since they bought in uniform national road rules.

The legislation in all states and territories is similar to the ACT Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999, which states:

Section 32 Offences committed by disqualified drivers etc (NSW s 25A)
(1) A person who is disqualified by a court in Australia or under the law
of any jurisdiction from holding or obtaining an Australian driver licence must not—
(a) drive a motor vehicle on a road or road related area during the period of disqualification except in accordance with a restricted licence issued to the person; or
(b) apply for a driver licence during the period of disqualification and in, or in relation to, the application state his or her name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the disqualification.

Which contradicts the advice I was given by the ACT Road User Services and NSW Police when I was disqualified from driving in NSW in 2009 for a period. Admittedly I did not get summonsed to court, so I don’t know if that had an impact.

Of course, others result may vary 🙂

liability 1:34 pm 10 Nov 11

Just to rule out any confusion caused by some previous posts, if your are disqualified from driving in any state or territory in Australia, you are disqualified from driving any where in Australia. It has been that way for quite some time, since they bought in uniform national road rules.

The legislation in all states and territories is similar to the ACT Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999, which states:

Section 32 Offences committed by disqualified drivers etc (NSW s 25A)
(1) A person who is disqualified by a court in Australia or under the law
of any jurisdiction from holding or obtaining an Australian driver licence must not—
(a) drive a motor vehicle on a road or road related area during the period of disqualification except in accordance with a restricted licence issued to the person; or
(b) apply for a driver licence during the period of disqualification and in, or in relation to, the application state his or her name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the disqualification.

Duffbowl 10:54 am 10 Nov 11

creative_canberran said :

krats said :

From What I Understand,The Disqualification Only Applies In Canberra.??

That wouldn’t make any sense.

For the avoidance of doubt, disqualification not only precludes you from driving in any state because you no longer have a recognised licence, but it also bars you from obtaining a licence in a different state until the disqualification period ends.

Sort of. If you are disqualified in the state in which you hold the licence, it’s near impossible to get a licence in another state. The system checks your previous record interstate, and whether you hold or have held a licence previously. That said, I have no doubt that there are ways and means around that hurdle.

If you are disqualified from driving in a state other than the one in which you hold your licence, well, it gets very Federation. For instance, if you exceed the speed limit in NSW by more than 45kmh, you will receive a significant fine and be given a notice that you are no longer able to drive in NSW for a period of no less than six months.

Get back on the ACT side of the border, and suddenly it’s all good, you’re fine to drive in the ACT. Similarly, you aren’t banned from driving in any other state or territory.

Duffbowl 10:45 am 10 Nov 11

krats said :

screaming banshee said :

Angelina said :

Jesus christ you’re an idiot, krats. It’s Actually Exhausting.

krats now moves to stage 2 trolling, first it was annoying capitalisation now he’s going to start spouting erroneous statements as facts.

Do Your Homework People.Jail= Australian.Gaol = American,And NO I Am Not…As You Say :'”Trolling” Should I Be Proven Wrong!.I Will Admit It.Of That You Can Be Sure.

Travelling by train from the suburbs to the city in Adelaide, you regularly pass by the old gaol.
A nice photo of the front gate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Adelaide_Gaol_main_door.JPG
And Environment SA’s webpage for the former prison. http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/adelaidegaol/Home

krats 9:38 am 10 Nov 11

astrojax said :

krats said :

screaming banshee said :

Angelina said :

Jesus christ you’re an idiot, krats. It’s Actually Exhausting.

krats now moves to stage 2 trolling, first it was annoying capitalisation now he’s going to start spouting erroneous statements as facts.

Do Your Homework People.Jail= Australian.Gaol = American,And NO I Am Not…As You Say :'”Trolling” Should I Be Proven Wrong!.I Will Admit It.Of That You Can Be Sure.

do your own homework, krats – the old english was ‘gaol’, which was and is used in australia, while the americans used the more phonetic ‘jail’.

next you’ll be insisting that the american ‘aluminum’ [al-loo-min-un] is the correct pronunciation… oh, wait.

Okay! I Have Been Proven WRONG.(Gaol/Jail). I APOLOGIZE.I Am Sorry

astrojax 6:32 am 10 Nov 11

krats said :

screaming banshee said :

Angelina said :

Jesus christ you’re an idiot, krats. It’s Actually Exhausting.

krats now moves to stage 2 trolling, first it was annoying capitalisation now he’s going to start spouting erroneous statements as facts.

Do Your Homework People.Jail= Australian.Gaol = American,And NO I Am Not…As You Say :'”Trolling” Should I Be Proven Wrong!.I Will Admit It.Of That You Can Be Sure.

do your own homework, krats – the old english was ‘gaol’, which was and is used in australia, while the americans used the more phonetic ‘jail’.

next you’ll be insisting that the american ‘aluminum’ [al-loo-min-un] is the correct pronunciation… oh, wait.

bigfeet 6:06 am 10 Nov 11

krats said :

Do Your Homework People.Jail= Australian.Gaol = American,And NO I Am Not…As You Say :'”Trolling” Should I Be Proven Wrong!.I Will Admit It.Of That You Can Be Sure.

You are wrong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences
http://www.grammarist.com/spelling/gaol-jail/
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gaol

and for God’s sake fix that bloody capitalisation issue you have. Do you know how annoying it is? I mean, really, really, want to claw my eyes out annoying. Seriously.

It really does make you look like a troll.

breda 12:49 am 10 Nov 11

Gosh you lot are harsh. He was just giving himself an early 121st birthday present.

krats 10:57 pm 09 Nov 11

screaming banshee said :

Angelina said :

Jesus christ you’re an idiot, krats. It’s Actually Exhausting.

krats now moves to stage 2 trolling, first it was annoying capitalisation now he’s going to start spouting erroneous statements as facts.

Do Your Homework People.Jail= Australian.Gaol = American,And NO I Am Not…As You Say :'”Trolling” Should I Be Proven Wrong!.I Will Admit It.Of That You Can Be Sure.

screaming banshee 10:20 pm 09 Nov 11

Angelina said :

Jesus christ you’re an idiot, krats. It’s Actually Exhausting.

krats now moves to stage 2 trolling, first it was annoying capitalisation now he’s going to start spouting erroneous statements as facts.

The Traineediplomat 9:59 pm 09 Nov 11

Henry82 said :

krats said :

I Am Sure You Meant JAIL,

Historically, it has been spelt Gaol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_prisons

So it looks like we’re wrong.

(said in an american drawl) My momma always told me that JAIL was the verb and GAOL was the noun. You jail someone in the Gaol.

Then again English is an evolving language that doesn’t simply borrow words from other languages but follows them down dark alleys, beats them with a metal pipe and steals their gerunds from their wallets..

Oh an krats – you’re an idiot … Entrapment… sheesh.

Angelina 9:48 pm 09 Nov 11

Jesus christ you’re an idiot, krats. It’s Actually Exhausting.

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