Investigate amendments to the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) to protect the safety of family violence victims

Recommendation 112


Who is leading the change

Department of Justice and Community Safety

The Department of Justice and Regulation investigate whether the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) should be amended so that, if a perpetrator of family violence incurs traffic fines while driving a car registered in the name of the victim, the victim is able to have the fines revoked by declaring:

  • they were not the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offending
  • they are a victim of family violence—as evidenced by a statutory declaration, a copy of a family violence safety notice or family violence intervention order, or a support letter from a family violence worker, general practitioner or other appropriate professional
  • they are unable to identify the person in control of the vehicle at the time for safety reasons