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    Traffic Offences: The Trends

    Traffic Law Statistics

    Most people rely on a motor vehicle, whether it be to travel to work, care for family or complete day-to-day activities.

    Queensland recorded 25,008 traffic offences between January 2020 and August 2020.

    That is 3,126 offences per month.

    The most common offence is drink driving, with a total of 16,612 offences. This equates to 2,076 offences per month.

    The second most common offence is dangerous driving, with 6,541 offences. This equates to 817 offences per month.

    The third most common offence is dangerous operation of a vehicle. This equates to 227 offences per month.

    Offences against property, such as unlawful use of a motor vehicle (i.e. theft of a vehicle) in this 8 month timeframe equated to 10,205 charges. This equated to 1,275 offences per month.

    The data shows that between February 2020 and April 2020 there was a downward trend for traffic offences, which coincides with the COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent travelling restrictions.

    Since April 2020, there has been a downward trend in unlawful use of a motor vehicle offences but these have been back on the rise since August 2020.

    Road Safety Week

    The national campaign, Road Safety Week, which aims at improving road safety has been rescheduled due to COVID-19, from August 2020 to 15-22 November 2020.

    How We Can Help

    Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ experienced traffic lawyers have assisted countless Queenslanders to defend traffic charges. This includes drink driving, dangerous operation of a vehicle, speeding, drug driving, heavy vehicle offences, driving while disqualified and hooning. Our team is also experienced in assisting individuals to obtain work licences and special hardship licences.

    Our team go above-and-beyond to obtain the best possible outcome.

    As one of our clients said “Invest in the best. Q&S“.

    Contact Us

    Get the best representation. Contact Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ experienced traffic lawyers on 1800 999 529, email or submit an enquiry below.

    We are available to meet with you at any of our local offices (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Beenleigh, Cleveland and Jimboomba) or by telephone or video-conference.

    This article is for your information and interest only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, and it does not constitute and must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek specific advice tailored to your circumstances.

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