Group
Subdivision

041 Dangerous or negligent operation of a vehicle

Latest release
Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC)
Reference period
2011

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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