What is the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program?
The Traffic Offenders Intervention Program (TOIP) is a community run program for traffic offenders that aims to educate drivers so they can develop positive attitudes to driving and develop safer driving behaviours.
The standard course runs for six weeks and consists of a one hour seminar once a week. There are also weekend courses which are completed over one or two days.
When you come before the court for any traffic matter the magistrate will often give you the opportunity to postpone your matter so you can complete the program.
Completion of TOIP is one factor the magistrate will take into account when sentencing and, when considered with your other subjective material, may lead to a more lenient sentence.
I recommend this course to my clients and also ensure that the relevant information from the course is before the court to assist with the sentence.