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If you are convicted of dangerous driving: If you are convicted of dangerous driving:

  • A. You could be given demerit points only.

  • B. You could lose your licence and may be sent to prison.

  • C. You could only be fined and given demerit points.

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. You could lose your licence and you may be sent to prison.
     
 
 
 

Dangerous driving penalties

Dangerous driving is broken down into several separate categories:

Around 50% of people that cause death through dangerous driving through excess speed end up in prison, and 97% of people who caused death through aggravated dangerous driving (committing traffic offences such as running from the police) end up in prison. The prison term is up to 14 years.