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Work and Development Order Guidelines 2017
Work and Development Order Guidelines 2017
NSW BOCSAR Recent Trends in Arrests for Drug Driving, March 2017
NSW BOCSAR Recent Trends in Arrests for Drug Driving, March 2017
Willingness to Pay a Fine, NSW BOCSAR Crime and Justice Bulletin, September 2016
Willingness to Pay a Fine, NSW BOCSAR Crime and Justice Bulletin, September 2016
Driver licensing: descriptive epidemiology of a social determinant of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Driver licensing: descriptive epidemiology of a social determinant of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Licensing inequality has far-reaching impacts on the broader health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, reinforcing the need for appropriate and accessible pathways to achieving and maintaining driver licensing.

NSW Transport Centre for Road Safety Go Together Campaign
NSW Transport Centre for Road Safety Go Together Campaign

From 1 March 2016, drivers will need to give bicycle riders at least 1 metre of space when passing. Our video shows how the new rules affect you, and how you can help ensure that we all Go Together safely on our roads.

NSW Bicycle Laws and Penalties
Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program commenced Feb 2015

From 1 February 2015, stricter penalties for NSW drivers convicted of serious and repeat drink driving offences will come into effect. Under the new laws these offenders will be restricted to driving vehicles with alcohol interlock devices for a period of time when they return to driving.

NSW Government Response to Driver Licence Disqualification Reform Report, June 2014
Audit Office of NSW - Improving legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people, December 2013
Audit Office of NSW - Improving legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people, December 2013

Government responses to improve legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people have had limited success reducing Aboriginal peoples’ over-representation in road accident fatalities, traffic-related offending and imprisonments.

Less than half the eligible Aboriginal people in New South Wales currently hold a driver licence compared to seven out of ten for non-Aboriginal people. Licensed drivers make for safer roads, with fewer accidents and injuries. Driver licences give people the mobility they need to access services and actively participate in their communities.

NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety Report - Driver Licence Disqualification Reform, Nov 2013
NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety Report - Driver Licence Disqualification Reform, Nov 2013
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NSW Law Reform Commission - Report on Penalty Notices, Feb 2012
NSW Law Reform Commission - Report on Penalty Notices, Feb 2012

The NSW Law Reform Commission Report 132 Penalty Notices reviews and makes recommendations in relation to the penalty notice system in NSW.

Of particular note are the chapters and recommendations about:

  • Young people;
  • People with mental health and cognitive impairments; and
  • People in custody.
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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research - Risk of reconviction of traffic offenders who participate in Traffic Offender Programs, Sept 2012
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research - Risk of reconviction of traffic offenders who participate in Traffic Offender Programs, Sept 2012
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Australian Article (Natasha Robinson) re Aboriginal Driving Offences, Oct 2012
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Aboriginal Legal Service - Report on Sentencing for Traffic Matters in Dubbo Region, Oct 2012
Aboriginal Legal Service - Report on Sentencing for Traffic Matters in Dubbo Region, Oct 2012
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Australian Institute of Criminology - Indigenous disparity in lower court imprisonment decisions, Dec 2012
Australian Institute of Criminology - Indigenous disparity in lower court imprisonment decisions, Dec 2012
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RTA NSW - Research Report: An Investigation of Aboriginal Driver Licencing Issues, Dec 2008
RTA NSW - Research Report: An Investigation of Aboriginal Driver Licencing Issues, Dec 2008
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