Offence to Drive High-Powered Vehicle

What the Law states – Offence to drive high powered motor vehicle

ROAD SAFETY (DRIVERS) REGULATIONS 2009

Reg. 57. Offence to drive high powered motor vehicle

Reg 57:  (1)  The holder of a probationary driver licence must not drive a probationary prohibited vehicle on a highway.

Maximum Penalty for the charge of Offence to drive high powered motor vehicle

10 penalty units

What the Prosecution must prove – Offence to drive probationary prohibited vehicle

1. The driver was a probationary driver.

2. The driver drove a high powered motor vehicle on a highway.

Possible Defences – Offence to drive probationary prohibited vehicle

1. Factual dispute.

2. The person was driving a high powered motor vehicle in the course of his or her employment and at the request of his or her employer.

3. The person is exempt by written authorisation from VicRoads due to their employment or family circumstances.

4. The person was driving sitting next to a person who holds an appropriate licence for the category of vehicle and that there is a driver under instruction plate affixed to, and facing out from, the front and rear of the vehicle.

Which court will hear the charge of Offence to drive high powered motor vehicle

Magistrates’ Court

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