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twaffic study notes

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  1. What is a driver?
    Means any person driving a vehicle and includes any person riding a cycle and drive includes ride.Before a Court will deem a person to be a driver, the person must have control of the steering, or movement, or propulsion of the vehicle.
  2. What is a road?
    An area open to and used by the public & is developed for or has as one of its main uses the riding or driving of motor vehicles (the part of the roadway that vehicles routinely travel on).
  3. What is a motor vehicle?
    Means any vehicle that is built to be propelled by a motor that forms part of the vehicle.
  4. Proofs for traffic offences?
    1. driver    2. motor vehicle    3. Road or road related area   4. Proofs of the specific traffic offence
  5. What is a road related area?
    An area that divides a road...... Footpath or nature strip..... An area that is not a road, but is open to the public and is designated for use by cyclists or animals...... An area that is not a road and that is open to or used by the public for driving, riding and parking vehicles.
  6. What are the enforcement options?
    Caution, Infringement notice, CAN, FCAN, summons, Arrest and charge
  7. Infringement notices, what is S.E.I.N.S
    Self, Enforcing, Infringement, Notice, Scheme
  8. What are the disposal options?
    Pay the amount on the infringement notice, Complete the court option on the back of the infringement notice
  9. How many infringement notices can police give an offender at anyone time?
    Police can give up to 4 infringement notices to an offender at anyone time.     HOWEVER, Not producing licence is not counted in the total, Drive unregistered motor vehicle and drive uninsured motor vehicle count as 1 offence.
  10. What are the time limits for infringement notices?
    1 calendar month to issue infringement  notice to offending driver,  3 calendar months if it relates to an injury collision,  3 calendar months if awaiting the result of a blood sample
  11. What circumstances are infringement notices NOT issued?
    When the offence is outside the time limits,.... A fatal collision,.......  Offence is not included in the fixed penalty infringement handbook (P23D),......  Children under 14 are involved,.......  Actions of driver/rider ( non - Collision) reported by complainant ( not witnessed by police),....... Driver of Ambulance or Fire Brigade vehicle on URGENT duty commits an offence,....... Offender is a police officer ON duty,.... Serious traffic offences committed by a police officer OFF duty
  12. How many parking Infringements can be issued at one time?
    Police may only issue 1 parking infringement notices at any one time to an offender,... Where multiple offences are committed, most serious offence is the one reported
  13. Road transport act 2013 - section 175, gives you the power to do what?
    Provides police with the power to demand;..... Production of drivers licence from the driver of a motor vehicle,....... Name and address from the driver/ rider of any horse or vehicle.
  14. RT ACT 2013 - sect 177, gives police the power to do what?
    Police may demand name and home address of driver of a motor vehicle alleged to have committed an offence from: ... The responsible person for the vehicle ; or ....... Any other person who may have information as to the identity of the driver.
  15. RT ACT 2013 SECT 177, gives police the power to do what?
    Power to remove danger and obstructions to traffic,...... On a road or road related area,.... A vehicle that has been involved in an accident or broken down,.... Anything that has fallen, escaped or been removed from the vehicle,.... Any container used for transportation of materials ( including a building skip)
  16. What are the powers of arrest in traffic?
    Unless specifically provided for ( eg. Arrest for breath analysis - RT ACT 2013 - Schedule 3; or arrest for blood and urine, the general powers to arrest for traffic offences comes from sect.99 LEPRA
  17. Why do police take action for traffic offences?
    > To modify unsafe driving behaviours and habits that contribute to road trauma.    > To lessen the emotional, psychological and financial effects road trauma has on the community
  18. What are the Five E's?
    > Engineering > Education > Encouragement > Enforcement > Evaluation
  19. Who are the major stake holders?
    > NSW RMS > Police > Local council > NRMA > Stay safe committee > Motor accidents Authority
  20. What is the role of the general duties police officers in traffic?
    * Reduce fatal/ serious crashes through a highly visible profile * Promote voluntary road user compliance with traffic laws * Detect and prosecute traffic offenders  * Promote the free movement of vehicles and pedestrians * Be role models to the community through exemplary driving.
  21. What is the purpose of ' Description of offence' in a fixed penalty notice
    - To link ALL proofs of the offence and clearly establish specifics for the nominated offence and any other relevant information about the offence...... > It can include; Any admissions made, Environment and road conditions, Number of passengers, witnesses names, estimated speed and direction traveling, nearest 'X' street, Location of police vehicle at the time of the offence.
  22. What should you do if you make an error prior to handing ticket out?
    > Two diagonal lines across the top copy and write 'CANCELLED' in between. > Include a short explanation of error and cross reference the new ticket issued. > Sign, print name, rank and station and date. > Have supervisor sign cancelled ticket. > Send parts A and C to the SDRO, along with corrected part A of the correct ticket
  23. What do you do if you realise you have made an error AFTER you have issued part C to the offender
    > Complete part A as per usual and forward to SDRO. Send email to SDRO outlining the discrepancy. > DO NOT retrieve part C which has been issued to the offender.
  24. Under SECT 76  of the ROAD TRANSPORT ACT, what can a police officer regarding vehicles?
    A police officer, or the authority, may inspect a registrable vehicle ( whether or not on a road or road related area) for the purpose of deciding its identity, condition or the status of any registration or permit relating to the vehicle.
  25. What are the Four types of defect notices and what steps are taken?
    > Formal warning; No label, NON safety risk, No FPN, NO clearance required. > MINOR; No label, may constitute safety risk if allowed to be driven beyond permitted time, usually 2 - 14 days for repairs, FPN may be issued, formal clearance required. > MAJOR; Yellow label, Imminent and serious safety risk, usually up to 24hrsfor repairs, FPN may be issued, formal clearance required. > MAJOR GROUNDED; Red label, serious danger if allowed to move, vehicle to be towed away r repaired and defected cleared before being driven, FPN may be issued, formal clearance required
  26. What are done to the five parts of the defect notice?
    > Blue; Original to driver who forwards to RMS when cleared. > Yellow; Drivers to keep as a record. > Pink; Police forward to RMS. > Green; Police keep as a record. > White remains in the defect notice book.
  27. what is the criteria for an FPN
    > Direction, speed > observations of vehicle > upon inspection, close inspection revealed > tyre details > drivers statement in the first person > weather traffic road > if we pull over RBT and result > partners name > arrow picture > number of the defect notice.
  28. What are the 8 licence statuses?
    > Active > Suspended > Disqualified > Cancelled > Unlicenced > Unlicenced - in appropriate class of licence > Unlicenced - other state of territory ( permanently resides) > Unlicenced never held.
  29. What are the four questions you should ask for a minor or major crash?
    Was any person killed or injured? > Did any of the drivers involved leave the scene of the collision without exchanging particulars? > was any driver involved in the collision under the influence of alcohol or any other drug? > were any of the vehicles involved towed away?
  30. What are the priorities at the station?
    The details of the caller > The location of the collision > Any person killed or injured > Any other emergency services required
  31. What are the priorities of Police attending a crash?
    Attend, assess, advise > Attend to welfare of injured. > Identify drivers and witnesses > Breath test drivers immediately > Preliminary Point of Impact > Ensure the free flow of traffic > Investigate and record details > Adjudicate on who was at fault and deal with such under relevant legislation
  32. according to Rule 287 (2) Road rules what are the duties of a driver involved in a crash?
    A driver involved in a crash must supply their required particulars within the required time to: > Any other driver ( or their representative) involved in the crash > Any person injured in the crash > The owner of any property damaged in the crash.
  33. Rule 287 (3) states?
    The driver must supply required particulars to a police officer when: Anyone is killed or injured in a crash > Driver fail to exchange particulars > Vehicles need to be towed as a result of the crash
  34. Rule 287 (4) states what particulars are required what are they?
    Drivers name and address > Name and address of the owner of the vehicle > vehicle rego details > Any other information that is necessary to identify the vehicle > The required time means ASAP but, except in exceptional circumstances, within 24 hrs after the crash.
  35. what is another requirement that a person involved in crash must tell police?
    An explanation of the circumstances of the crash.
  36. What 4 things must a tow truck driver carry?
    1. Tow Authority book 2. Tow truck drivers certificate 3. Drivers licence for the class of vehicle 4. Towing schedule
  37. What four things must a tow truck have on them?
    1. Broom 2. Shovel 3. Rubbish bin 4. Fire extinguisher
  38. Explain the differences between the number plates of Tow trucks.
    All contain TT and either three or four numbers. A truck with four numbers can undertake all types of tows. Three numbered tow trucks cannot tow vehicles from collision scenes
  39. When do Police organise a tow truck?
    > If the driver is taken to hospital - owner pays > Driver cannot decide - owner to pay > Vehicle required for examination purpose or to be held as an exhibit - Police pay
  40. What circumstances are police able to recommend a particular towing company?
    Under no circumstances