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ROAD SAFETY ACT 1986 - SECT 58C

Requirement to complete first-stage behaviour change program

S. 58C(1) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 135(a)).

    (1)     The Secretary must not issue a driver licence or learner permit to a person whose driver licence or learner permit is cancelled, or who is disqualified from obtaining a driver licence or learner permit, on conviction or on being found guilty of an offence specified in subsection (2) unless the Secretary is satisfied that the person has completed the first-stage behaviour change program specified in the notice under section 58E.

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1), the following offences are specified—

S. 58C(2)(a) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 113(1).

        (a)     an offence under section 49(1), other than a   supervising driver offence;

        (b)     any of the following offences committed while the person was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or both—

              (i)     a serious motor vehicle offence, within the meaning of section 87P of the Sentencing Act 1991 ;

              (ii)     an offence under section 319AA of the Crimes Act 1958 ;

S. 58C(2)(b)(iii) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 113(2).

              (iii)     an offence referred to in section 89(4) of the Sentencing Act 1991 .

Note

Section 28A(2) provides that a person whose driver licence or learner permit is suspended by force of section 89(4) of the Sentencing Act 1991 is not disqualified for the purposes of this section.

S. 58C(3) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 135).

    (3)     If—

        (a)     a person is convicted or found guilty of—

              (i)     a drug driving offence referred to in section 89D; or

S. 58C(3)(a)(ii) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 113(3).

              (ii)     an offence referred to in section 89(4) of the Sentencing Act 1991 committed while the person was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or both; and

        (b)     the person's driver licence or learner permit is suspended as a result of that conviction or finding of guilt—

the Secretary must cancel any driver licence or learner permit held by the person unless the Secretary is satisfied that the person has completed the first‑stage behaviour change program specified in the notice under section 58E within the period specified in that notice.

S. 58C(4) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 135(a)).

    (4)     A person—

        (a)     whose driver licence or learner permit is cancelled under subsection (3); or

        (b)     who, if the person had held a driver licence or learner permit at the relevant time, would have had that driver licence or learner permit cancelled under subsection (3)—

is disqualified from obtaining a driver licence or learner permit until the Secretary is satisfied that the person has completed the first-stage behaviour change program referred to in that subsection.

    (5)     Subsections (1) and (3) do not apply if, under the regulations, the person is not required to complete a first-stage behaviour change program.

    (6)     If a person is charged with an offence under section 49(1) and on the hearing the court releases the person on an undertaking being given by the person under section 75(1) of the Sentencing Act 1991 , the court must—

        (a)     attach to the undertaking a condition that the person completes a first-stage behaviour change program; and

S. 58C(6)(b) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 135(a)).

        (b)     notify the Secretary of the undertaking.

S. 58D inserted by No. 68/2017 s. 24.



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