Learn more about:
- laws to do with the different types of traffic offences
- what happens at court
- the possible outcomes, including what might happen to your learner permit or drivers licence
- where to get help.
If you get a fine
If you are charged with a traffic offence
If you are charged you will have to go to court. You will need to decide if you are going to plead guilty or not guilty. You can represent yourself at court but we strongly recommend that you get legal advice first.
Types of traffic offences
Most offences apply to drivers and motorcyclists. These include:
- if you are involved in a car accident
- going over the speed limit
- careless and dangerous driving, including hoon driving
- driving if you have been drinking or using drugs
- driving without a licence or while its suspended
- other minor traffic offences.
There are different laws that apply to P-plate and learner drivers.
We also have information about the road rules that apply to people who ride bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades and scooters.
Find out how you can get help with traffic offences.