Dangerous driving penalties

On this page are graphs outlining the cross section of penalties applied to the following dangerous driving offences.

  • Dangerous driving causing death (DUI drug / alcohol)
  • Dangerous driving causing death (Speed dangerous)
  • Dangerous driving causing death (Manner dangerous)
  • Aggravated dangerous driving causing death
  • Dangerous driving causing GBH (manner dangerous / District Court)
  • Aggravated dangerous driving causing Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Dangerous driving causing GBH (manner dangerous / Local Court)

Dangerous driving statistics

The following statistics have been obtained from the Judicial Commission of New South Wales and represent penalties imposed on all offenders. At your first conference we will provide you with statistics that are unique to you including your age, the number of offences, whether you pled guilty or not guilty and your prior record if any.

These statistics are only to be used as a guide.

Dangerous Driving Penalties

 Driving under the influence of alcohol or prohibited drugs

 Dangerous driving causing death (speed dangerous)

 Dangerous driving causing death (manner dangerous)

 Dangerous driving causing death (aggravated)

Penalty statistics: dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm

Dangerous Driving Penalties

 Dangerous driving causing GBH (manner dangerous, district court)

 Dangerous driving causing GBH (district court)

 Dangerous driving causing GBH (manner dangerous, local court)


In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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