The Traffic Offender Intervention Program is a local court based program targeting offenders who have pleaded guilty to, or been found guilty of, a traffic offence.
The goal of the program is to provide offenders with the information and skills necessary to develop positive attitudes towards driving and develop safer driving behaviours.
On application by the defendant, the defendant’s legal representative, or the courts own motion, magistrates can make a referral to an approved traffic course provider. The case will be adjourned for sentencing, allowing sufficient time for the nominated course to be completed.
The program is regulated under the Criminal Procedure Act 1986. A register of approved course providers has been established and courses included on the Traffic Offender Intervention Program Register are approved for a period of three years.
For more information refer to Justice NSW.
STEER Project have a connection with Roadsense who deliver the TOIP in Northern Rivers area of NSW. The Roadsense TOIP seeks to achieve the following objectives:
– Increase participants understanding of dangerous road behaviours;
– Reduce traffic offence rates;
– Provide alternative sentencing options;
– Decrease the rates of permanent impairment, fatalities and other trauma associated with road crashes.
The Road Sense TOIP is a full one Saturday program. For more details and bookings visit www.roadsense.org.au