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If you have been accused of careless driving and would like legal advice and representation to benefit your case, allow Oratto to help you find the traffic offence solicitor who is right for you today.

Careless driving

An allegation of careless driving – also referred to as driving without due care and attention – should be viewed seriously and can result in penalties ranging from 3 penalty points to 9 penalty points or, in the most grave offences, driver disqualification.

Given the seriousness of these penalties, it is essential that you have specialist legal representation to help you achieve a successful defence or, alternatively, the lowest possible penalty in the event of conviction.

What is careless driving?

Careless driving is defined as driving a "mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place."

Courts will convict a person of careless driving if they feel sufficiently satisfied that the defendant did not meet the standards of a competent driver or did not show reasonable consideration for other pedestrians or vehicles on the road.

However, there is a great deal of scope for prosecutors to pursue convictions for careless driving as it can be argued that any breach of the Highway Code might constitute an offence. For example, drivers may be prosecuted for even relatively minor offences such as the following:

  • Smoking while driving
  • Middle lane hogging
  • Eating while driving
  • Irresponsible use of a SatNav system
  • Use of an in-car entertainment system

Oratto careless driving defence solicitors

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