Careless or Dangerous Driving
All road users are expected to drive at a certain minimum standard. When someone fails to drive with the care and attention expected of a reasonable and prudent driver, they are considered to be driving carelessly. Further still, if someone falls far below the standard expected by a competent and careful driver, they are considered to be driving dangerously.
Our legal experts are vastly experienced in dealing with all Careless Driving or Dangerous Driving related offences which include the following:
- Careless driving
- Driving without due care and attention
- Dangerous driving
- Causing death by careless or dangerous driving
- Causing serious injury by dangerous driving
Examples of careless driving include failing to give way at a junction, driving too close to a vehicle in front (“tail gaiting”) or remaining in the overtaking lane of a dual carriageway or motorway (“lane hogging”). Dangerous driving includes racing, aggressive driving, ignoring road signs or dangerous overtaking. You can be convicted of dangerous driving also by knowingly using your vehicle in a dangerous condition.
Dangerous driving related offences are serious allegations which, if convicted, result in disqualification from driving and a heavy fine. If convicted of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, you may be imprisoned for up to 5 years.
If you have been accused of a careless or dangerous driving related offence and would like to discuss your situation and obtain legal advice, please contact our legal experts to arrange a reduced fee initial meeting.