My thoughts on these days, getting your licence is easier than it was 1998, when I first got my licence.
I myself had a Drivers Instructor, which when I first went for my Test I failed and failed. Until my father an Ex- Drivers Examiner, started teaching me, I have had a couple of goes in a Manual at that time, I also had a crash on my L-plate.
I feel to save many inexperience Drivers on the road, it too make it compulsory for all Learners to be able to do what my father had done with me. Instead of just driving the one car approximate 4 Cylinders, usually a Hatchback. They should bring in a Law that all Learner drivers to be able to learn in a wide range of Vehicles from 4 cylinders in the first 4 months of Learning and then gradually increase the engine size and model and make of the car.
The other advantage would be that they should be able to learn also to driving in the same spend limits as Experience drivers, as I feel this should be a questioned as well. After a couple of lessons with Father, he also made me going at 100KPH when the limit was only 80 KPH and he also made me 110 KPH and also showed me how to navigate my way if I think I might lose control of the Vehicles in the wet. In about 2002 I had a crashed in a VL Commodore on the way to work, not a fault of mine, but if my father didn’t teach me that Navigate the way out of car crash, I would’ve hit a power pole, but unfortunately a car hit me in the behind.
Another thing on mind, is that once they have had the chance to learn in 3 different cylinders and make and model of cars, they at the first year after passing their P’s, they should be allowed to go for a 4 Cylinder car for the first year and eventually move up to a Bigger cylinder car in the mean while. I feel if it wasn’t for my father, putting me into a Gemini, Commodore, XD Falcon, Toyota Landcrusier and a Toyota Corella maybe I would be one of these Inexperience drivers in a big powerful car and that would have not survived my crash at that time. But I know many crashes also have not involved inexperience drivers, they have involved experience drivers and elderly drivers.
It also wouldn’t matter whether the Learner driver would drive an Automatic Transmission vehicle or a Manual Transmission, it should apply to both licences.
Just recently reading the Article in the Newspaper about the road toll for Last year and start of 2009.Western Australia has ended the holiday road toll period with 10 deaths – three more than last year and the highest per capital of any Australian state.
Your probably wandering what has this got to do with the Road Tolls in Western Australia, I think that many of the Road Toll accidents and incidents can be stopped, by changing the laws so that learner Drivers can have the advantage in Driving different type of vehicles and conditions within the weather.
If you would like to make comments on this Article please feel free to comment or contact me at kylee@kivelyofficeassistantsonline.
I was sitting with my spouse of 6 years of thinking what to blog about next and he asked what a Blog was?
WHAT IS A BLOG
A blog is something you have an interest in and prefer to write about to anyone who may be interested in the subject you like writing about. It could be something like a good Novel, Law, life, Love horoscope, mythical creatures.
When I explained what a Blog was to my partner he was surprised and said that he would love to own a blog such as an Opinion Blog for everyone who like to add opinions about anything. I thought it be a great Idea. But he said he doesn’t have the time to blog about things and I said I can do that for him.
So please feel free to blog about anything on the comment section, as we might be able help you.
In Western Australia the criminal justice system classifies offences, based on the seriousness of the particular offence. The most serious of these offences are usually tried by judge and jury and the serious offences are usually tried by one judicial officer or a justice of the peace.
Under section 2 of the criminal code states that a person who commits an act is liable for punishment is an offence. The State and the commonwealth parliament sets out the rules and the laws and under section 3 of the criminal code there are three types of offences they are:
- Crimes Section 301-378
- Misdemeanours Section 337 are indictable offences
- Simple Offences section 59-313
With in section 59 is a simple offence; also section 313 is a simple offence. The particular rule is that some offences are not defined as a crime, misdemeanours or simple offence such as section 310-95 these offences are designated as a simple offence.
But under some other statutes the classifications of offences are sometimes not crimes, misdemeanour or simple offences, but are known as Indictable offences and simple offences. One of these is the Misuse of drugs act state statute as indictable offence and simple offence, also under the Commonwealth is the Crimes act 1914 which has two provisions which are section 4g if the penalty is greater than 12 months it is an indictable offence, unless otherwise intentions appears. 4h if the penalty is 12 months or less imprisonment or the penalty do not involve prisonment, which is known as a summary offence, unless otherwise contrary intention appears
The general rule with classification of offences is that some offences are more serious than those of summary offences are. With crimes and misdemeanours they are more serious than simple offences, with indictable offences they carry more serious punishment and this rule is generally true. The particularly indictable offences or simple offences are determined by:
- Trial Courts
- The matter of Trial
- The more servers are likely to be tried by judge and jury.
The crimes and misdemeanour are tried in Supreme or Districts courts. The indictable offences are usually tried upon the indictment, some indictable offences can only be tried in either Supreme or districts courts. These are normally tried by Judge and Jury or can be tried by judge alone under section 651A of the criminal code. Some indictable offences can be tried in Courts of petty sessions, which they are tried as summarily. Such as adults in Courts of petty sessions both indictable and simple offences are alleged committed by children are tried by in children’s court. But if the offence is an indictable offence, it can be heard in the court s of petty sessions, the sections are 5,426,426A and 465.
The code expressly declares that to provide indictable offence shall be tried summarily, section 8 and 9 of the misuse of drugs act. The misuse of drugs acts a person which is in possession of illegal drugs or supple section 6 (1) commits an indictable offence, section 9A person in possession is intended shall be dealt by summarily are uncertain prescribe amount, but in possession of small amounts are not necessarily tried by judge and jury. There are some advantages by being dealt with a summarily by courts of petty sessions they are:
- The cases are normally quicker
- There are lower penalties
- The cost involves are lower
- Courts of petty sessions are less formal proceedings and less demanding on individuals.
No matter what offence is committed the accused will be charged and punished by the courts for committing an indictable offence, where crimes and misdemeanours are more serious than simple offence which is less serious offences.
So overall the summary is whatever offence someone may commit in either state of Australia, they will need to consider the consequences of the punishment by the courts.