DIVISION 04 - DANGEROUS OR NEGLIGENT ACTS ENDANGERING PERSONS
Dangerous or negligent acts which, though not intended to cause harm, actually or potentially result in injury to oneself or another person.
This division is further disaggregated into subdivisions on the basis of whether or not the dangerous or negligent act involved the operation of a vehicle.
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, motorcycle, motorised caravan/campervan, truck, tractor, bus, train, tram, boat, ship, aircraft, vessel, bicycle, wheelchair, skateboard/skates/rollerblades, ride-on mower, horse.
For the purposes of this division, ‘driving’ and ‘operating’ are taken to be interchangeable terms for being considered in control of or in charge of a vehicle.
Offences in this division are classified into the following subdivisions:
041 Dangerous or negligent operation of a vehicle
049 Other dangerous or negligent acts endangering persons
Offences that result in death. These are coded to the relevant groups within Division 01, Homicide and related offences.
Offences where there is intent to injure and where there is no sexual or acquisitive element. These are coded to the relevant groups within Division 02, Acts intended to cause injury.
Offences that involve reckless behaviour amounting to intentionality or malice. These are coded to the relevant groups within Division 02, Acts intended to cause injury.
Riot and affray. These are coded to Group 1313, Riot and affray.
Driving offences not of a serious or negligent nature. These are coded to the relevant groups within Division 14, Traffic and vehicle regulatory offences.
This page last updated 1 June 2011