Cheesewheel wrote:high_tea wrote:Cheesewheel wrote:As far as I am aware, failing to give way is a traffic offence, not a criminal one.
Crminal offenses usually accrue when the ante is upped in terms of personal damage/injury etc
What statute creates this distinction? And what does it mean anyway? I infer from the quoted article that you can be tried and convicted of a beach of the Road Rules. Gaol isn't an option, but that's true of quite a few criminal offences.
I'm no legal eagle but traffic offenses are summary (?)
IOW all a guilty verdict requires is the proof that you performed the action (and its usually given a standard penalty - like for instance failing to stop at a stop sign = $x fine). There is no capacity for such offenses to bleed through into moral correctiveness (such as in the case of damage to property or individuals ... or even prolonged incidences of traffic offenses for that matter - eg history of speeding, unpaid fines etc).
On account of this distinction, criminal offenses tend to stick while traffic offfenses don't
Thats why many employers generally ask their potential employees about any criminal history they have and also why certain professional fields straight out prohibit persons with a specific criminal history from practicing in certain fields
Okay, it's now clear to me that you're talking through your hat. Please stop spreading misinformation.