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1234.0 - Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC), 2011  
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Contents >> Division 04 >> SUBDIVISION 041 DANGEROUS OR NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A VEHICLE

SUBDIVISION 041 DANGEROUS OR NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A VEHICLE

The dangerous or negligent operation of a vehicle (as defined at the beginning of this division) which, though not intended to cause harm, actually or potentially results in injury to oneself or another person.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of the actual contributing factor (alcohol or other substances, carelessness or speed) that causes the culpable driving.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    0411 Drive under the influence of alcohol or other substance
    0412 Dangerous or negligent operation (driving) of a vehicle

    Exclusions:
    Dangerous or negligent acts not involving the operation of a vehicle. These are coded to Subdivision 049, Other dangerous or negligent acts endangering persons.


    0411 Drive under the influence of alcohol or other substance

    Offences in which the driver of a vehicle (as defined at the beginning of this division) is under the influence of alcohol or other substance, their driving is impaired, and they actually do or potentially could cause an injury to themselves or another person.

    Inclusions:
    Ride (bicycle, horse, skateboard, etc.) under the influence of alcohol or other substance

    Exclusions:
    Drive while exceeding the prescribed content of alcohol. These are coded to Group 1431, Exceed the prescribed content of alcohol or other substance limit.
    Death caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or other substance. These are coded to Group 0132, Driving causing death.


    0412 Dangerous or negligent operation (driving) of a vehicle

    Dangerous, negligent or culpable operation (driving) of a vehicle (as defined at the beginning of this division) in a manner whereby an injury to themselves or another person occurs, or is potentially likely to occur.

    Inclusions:
    Dangerous, negligent, careless or reckless driving
    Driving causing grievous bodily harm
    The negligent or reckless operation of a vehicle
    Culpable navigation
    Ride (bicycle, horse, skateboard, etc.) in a dangerous or negligent manner
    Engage in an unauthorised road race
    Fail to have proper control of a vehicle
    Speed in a dangerous or negligent manner

    Exclusions:
    Drive under the influence of alcohol or other substance. These are coded to Group 0411, Drive under the influence of alcohol or other substance.
    Drive while exceeding the prescribed content of alcohol or other substance limit. These are coded to Group 1431, Exceed the prescribed content of alcohol or other substance limit.
    Drive while disqualified. These are coded to Group 1411, Drive while licence disqualified or suspended.
    Exceed the legal speed limit. These are coded to Group 1432, Exceed legal speed limit.
    Cause a vehicle to make excessive noise or smoke. These are coded to Group 1422, Roadworthiness offences.



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