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1234.0 - Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC), 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/10/1997   
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Contents >> Chapter 3: Definitions >> 14 Road Traffic and Motor Vehicle Regulatory Offences

Division 14 - Road Traffic and Motor Vehicle Regulatory Offences

Offences relating to most forms of road traffic, including offences pertaining to the licensing, registration, roadworthiness or use of vehicles, bicycle offences and pedestrian offences.

This division is further disaggregated into subdivisions on the basis of whether or not the offence was in breach of regulations relating to having a driver's licence, the registration or roadworthiness of a particular vehicle or the manner in which the vehicle is operated.

For the purposes of this division the definition of vehicle is any means of motorised or non-motorised transport in or on which something is carried, conveyed or travels. This includes but is not limited to: car, motor cycle, motorised caravan/campervan, truck, tractor, bus, train, tram, boat, aeroplane, bicycle, wheelchair, skateboard/skates/rollerblades, ride-on mower, horse, etc.

For the purposes of this division the definition of driving is operating or being legally in charge of a vehicle.

Offences in this division are classified into the following subdivisions:

    141 Driving Licence Offences
    142 Road Vehicle Registration and Roadworthiness Offences
    143 Regulatory Driving Offences
    144 Pedestrian Offences

    Exclusions:
    Dangerous or negligent driving (including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, exceeding prescribed alcohol limit, exceeding prescribed speed limit and culpable driving), actually or potentially causing injury. These are coded to Subdivision 041, Dangerous or Negligent Operation of a Vehicle
    Motor vehicle theft. This is coded to Subdivision 081, Motor Vehicle Theft and Related Offences
    Fraud relating to motor vehicles. This is coded to Division 09, Deception and Related Offences


Subdivision 141 - Driving Licence Offences

Driving licence offences pertaining to the ownership or use of a driver's licence.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of the most common driving licence offences.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1411 Driving While Licence Cancelled or Suspended
    1412 Driving Without a Licence
    1419 Driving Licence Offences, nec

    1411 Driving While Licence Cancelled or Suspended
    Offences related to the use of a driver's licence which has been suspended or disqualified.

      Inclusions
      :
      Driving while licence is disqualified
    1412 Driving Without a Licence
    Offences relating to driving without an authorised driver's licence excluding where the licence has been suspended or cancelled.

      Inclusions
      :
      Driving with an expired licence
      Unlicensed driving (e.g. under-age drivers)
    1419 Driving Licence Offences, nec
    All other driving licence offences not elsewhere classified in Subdivision 141, Driving Licence Offences.

      Inclusions
      :
      Driving contrary to the conditions of a licence enabling restricted driving
      L or P plate driving licence offences (e.g. driving without 'L' or 'P' plates displayed as required)
      Fail to produce licence on demand

      Exclusions
      :
      Driving without a licence. This is coded to Group 1412, Driving Without a Licence
      Driving while licence cancelled or suspended. This is coded to Group 1411, Driving While Licence Cancelled or Suspended


Subdivision 142 - Road Vehicle Registration and Roadworthiness Offences

Offences relating to the registration or roadworthiness of the road vehicle itself rather than the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of registration and roadworthiness offences.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1421 Registration Offences
    1422 Roadworthiness Offences

    1421 Registration Offences
    Offences relating to the registration of a road vehicle.

      Inclusions
      :
      Driving unregistered vehicle (where the manner of driving does not contravene any law or regulation)
      Number plates obscured/missing/not attached
      Failure to transfer vehicle]
    1422 Roadworthiness Offences
    Offences relating to the roadworthiness of a road vehicle.

      Inclusions
      :
      Faulty or no lights
      Defective vehicle
      Driving an unroadworthy vehicle (where the manner of driving does not contravene any law or regulation)
      Offences concerned with pollution


Subdivision 143 - Regulatory Driving Offences

Offences relating to the breaches of regulations governing the manner in which a motor vehicle is operated.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of the most common regulatory driving infringements, that is, parking and other offences.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1431 Exceeding the Prescribed Content of Alcohol Limit
    1432 Exceeding Legal Speed Limit
    1433 Parking Offences
    1439 Regulatory Driving Offences, nec

    1431 Exceeding the Prescribed Content of Alcohol Limit
    Offences where the driver of a vehicle (as defined at the start of this Division) exceeds the prescribed content of alcohol.

      Inclusions
      :
      Driving while exceeding the prescribed content of alcohol
      Riding (bicycle, horse, skateboard, etc.) while exceeding the prescribed content of alcohol

      Exclusions
      :
      Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; offences where the driver is under the influence of alcohol and their driving is impaired. These are coded to Group 0411, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
      Dangerous or negligent driving. This is coded to Group 0412, Dangerous or Negligent Driving
    1432 Exceeding Legal Speed Limit
    Offences where a driver of a vehicle (as defined at the start of this division) exceeds the speed restrictions pertaining to a particular stretch of road.

      Inclusions
      :
      Exceed prescribed speed limit in roadworks zone

      Exclusions
      :
      Speeding in a manner described as negligent or dangerous and placing the public at risk; the negligent operation of a vehicle. These are coded to Group 0412, Dangerous or Negligent Driving
    1433 Parking Offences
    Offences where a stationary vehicle has contravened the regulated use of parking area or carriage way.

      Inclusions:

      Double parking
      Council parking offences
      Parking in clearway zone
      Exceed parking meter time limit
    1439 Regulatory Driving Offences, nec
    Other regulatory offences not elsewhere coded in Subdivision 143, Regulatory Driving Offences.

      Inclusions
      :
      Failure to wear seat belts
      Fail to give appropriate signal
      Fail to stop vehicle or render assistance after an accident
      Disobey traffic control signal (e.g. fail to give way or stop)
      Fail to stop motor vehicle on request
      Fail to keep left of double lines
      False name
      Refuse preliminary breath test
      Failure to wear a bicycle helmet
      Bicycle offences, nec

Subdivision 144 - Pedestrian Offences

Offences relating to the breaches of regulations governing pedestrian traffic.

This subdivision is not further disaggregated.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following group:

    1441 Pedestrian Offences

    1441 Pedestrian Offences
    Offences relating to the breaches of regulations governing pedestrian traffic.

      Inclusions
      :
      Jaywalking
      Pedestrian offences




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