- Business transport offences
- Careless driving
- Dangerous driving
- Drink driving/excess alcohol
- Drunk in charge
- Exceptional hardship
- Mobile phone use
- Notices of intended prosecution
- Penalty points/totting up
- Remove disqualification
- Special reasons
- Speed cameras and furnishing information
- Traffic light offences
Careless Driving Solicitors
To obtain a conviction for careless driving, the Prosecution must show that the driving has fallen below the standard expected of a reasonable, prudent and competent driver in all the circumstances of the case.
The maximum penalty is a level 4 fine (presently £2,500.00) together with the endorsement of the driver’s licence with between 3 and 9 penalty points (unless there are “special reasons” not to do so) or impose a disqualification for a fixed period and / or until a driving test has been passed.
The Prosecution must prove that the driver drove without due care and attention. The standard of due care and attention is an objective one, fixed and impersonal, given by the central need to the public, fixed in relation to the safety of other users of the highway.
On a charge of driving without reasonable consideration, the question and issue is whether other road users were actually inconvenienced by the inconsiderate driving of the defendant.
Such cases require very careful consideration of the evidence and potential defences which may include evidence of mechanical defects, illness of the driver or other explanations as to why the accident happened.