We ought not be doing what we do because the law says so.
But I am stunned OP can be studying a Grad Dip and the law isn't mentioned at all in the course. — Andrew
Sadly, there are still dinosaurs out there who will ask "is there a legal requirement to do this or that", so personally I favour a prescriptive approach to a minimum standard, embellish all you want after achieving that.. — Steve H
I look at it this way, the road rules could say, do a H&S assessment and then drive at the speed that your assessment tells you you will arrive safely- not really going to work is it (although in the absence of traffic enforcement, that is what happens frequently)
My point is, even now, there are folk out there who will try and do less if they can get away with it, hence their question "is there a legal requirement for me to incur cost by having to do this" — Steve H
but I already need to finish my "The answer is capitalism, just ask Rasmussen" post for that one. — MattD2
In the case you cite, the beak sided with the driver, probably should have been appealed by the Police Traffic Prosecutor, but that's their call. — Steve H