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License and registration offenses

license and registration offenses

Unlicensed driving

If you drive without a license, or if you drive a type of vehicle for which you do not have a license, you may be subject to heavy penalties. You must renew your driver’s license by the due date. If you fail to do so, you risk having a fine imposed. Police can impound vehicles and seize vehicle registration plates from drivers who continue to convict of license and registration offenses.

Unregistered and uninsured vehicles

If you convict of license and registration offenses in New South Whales, you face heavy penalties. It includes driving the car on the road or in a parking lot. If you are the last registered operator of an unregistered vehicle, you may be subject to fines. You may be held liable for the use of an unregistered vehicle even if you were not the driver at the time. The court can issue orders such as vehicle immobilization.

When is a vehicle unregistered?

The vehicles turn unregistered if –

  • The registration is suspended or canceled due to an offense
  • The registration renewal was not done by the expiry date

You are only allowed to drive an unregistered vehicle when

  • You are going for the registration renewal process
  • You have the permit to drive an unregistered vehicle which is known as UVP

When is a vehicle uninsured?

When a vehicle does not have Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, it is said to be uninsured. The Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance is referred to as a green slip in New South Whales. Caravans and trailers are excepted from the requirement for CTP insurance. Normally the CTP insurance is also not valid If the vehicle is not registered. Thus, the vehicle may be uninsured as well. You must also renew your Green Slip for the same time as your vehicle registration. To register your vehicle you must get a green slip.

To know more about road laws, visit WeQuestion Travelling and Transportation.

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