PETITION TO CHANGE THE NSW DRIVE WHILST DISQUALIFICATION LAWS
I have been subject to a number of drive whilst disqualified charges with the minimum sentence of 2 years disqualification each time. This means you are not able to drive for a whole 2 years! It all started when I was caught drink driving with a reading of 0.05 - yes - ON THE LIMIT.
In this day in age, can you imagine not being able to drive when you are a business owner and your job depends on driving? What happens when your staff cannot work due to an illness or some other reason? Can you imagine a permanently ill family member needing your assistance whereby you need to drive but you simply are not allowed? What about a life amongst friends, you will have to continuously depend on them?
Does a convicted theif have their hands tied for 2 years so they are unable to use their hands to steal again? Does a convicted person with assault charges have their body strapped to a wheelchair for 2 years so they are unable to move to assault again? NO. So why should someone have their licence taken away from them for 2 years (minimum)?
This law not only affects your ableness to drive, but also your job, your relationship with family, your partner and friends - but do all of these factors affect someone charged of stealing or assault? NO. Did you know that in some Australian states they have work permit licences available whereby you are only allowed to drive for work purposes? Why does NSW not have this law?
You may say "well you can catch public transport"... But with the amount of work and distance I have to cover well I may as well give up, give up everything because there would be no point, I would not be able to earn anything because my time is limited.
So this does not make sense, please help by signing this petition as these laws have been overlooked and obviously need to be changed. I live a clean, law-abiding life and I do not harm anyone or anything.
Please feel free to send me any questions.