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Targeting unlicensed and disqualified drivers: Furthering vehicle impoundment legislation in Queensland. Abstract only.

Cross, C


ACRS conference 2008

On 1 July 2007, Queensland expanded its vehicle impoundment laws to encompass unregistered and uninsured vehicles, unlicensed and disqualified driving, high level drink driving (≥0.15%), failing to supply a specimen of breath or blood and illegally modified vehicles. This legislation has been piloted in three police regions and in its first twelve months, 1708 motor vehicles have been impounded for a 48 hour period. An overwhelming majority of these vehicles (89%) have been impounded as the result of repeat unlicensed and disqualified driving.