Recent Changes To Mobile Phone-related Traffic Offences

On the 1 September 2015 the Queensland Government introduced new laws designed to target drivers caught using their mobile phones on the road.

This article provides a brief overview of Queensland’s current laws relating to the use of mobile phones while driving and explains how these new provisions impact drivers across Queensland.

Can I use my phone while driving? Continue reading Recent Changes To Mobile Phone-related Traffic Offences

Potts Calls For Speed Limit To Be Dropped In School Zones

ONE of Queensland’s top criminal lawyers has called for school zones to be ­reduced to match the 30km/h limit on Millionaires’ Row.

Speed limits on exclusive Hedges Avenue, home to the city’s most luxurious beachfront properties, were red­uced to 30km/h last month after years of lobbying from residents.

In a bizarre twist, motorists actually increase speed to 40km/h as they exit Millionaires’ Row and pass Broadbeach State Primary School. Continue reading Potts Calls For Speed Limit To Be Dropped In School Zones

M1 Shooter Jailed for Four Years

Emmaline Stigwood   |  12:13pm October 26, 2012 | Gold Coast News

AN M1 gunman who shot out the window of a car in a random road rage attack has been jailed for four years.

Mahan Gheisari, 29, was this morning sentenced and given a parole eligibility date of May next year after he pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed and carrying dangerous goods in a vehicle. Continue reading M1 Shooter Jailed for Four Years

Ex-Lover Rammed at High Speed

21st July 2012 2:00 AM | Peter Holt

DARREN Muscat fell in love at the age of 21 and was jilted by a cougar twice his age.DARREN Muscat fell in love at the age of 21 and was jilted by a cougar twice his age.

His 44-year-old lover left him for an older man and Muscat got angry and sent her 49 text messages in one afternoon.

He stalked her and her new partner, waited on the Peak Downs Hwy for them to drive past, and then he rammed them several times at high speed, trying to force them over the Eton Range. Continue reading Ex-Lover Rammed at High Speed

Parliament Should Put Brakes on Cop Chase Law

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Parliament is being urged to reject a new law with tough mandatory penalties for drivers failing to stop for police, with criminal defence lawyer Cameron Browne saying the penalties are worse than for some drink-driving offences.

The proposed new law would carry a mandatory $5000 fine and two year licence suspension for anyone convicted of failing to stop a vehicle when ordered to do so by police.

Mr Browne, a Director of Potts Lawyers, Queensland’s biggest private criminal defence law firm, said the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012 currently before the Queensland Parliament, had major flaws in it and was not needed as current penalties were adequate. Continue reading Parliament Should Put Brakes on Cop Chase Law