Careless driving (or driving without due care) is an offence that is committed if a person’s driving falls below the standard expected of a reasonable and competent driver in the circumstances of the case.
The sentencing for careless driving offences tends to be a fine and between 3 and 9 penalty points. In more serious cases the Court may, at its discretion, disqualify you from driving.
We are able to analyse the facts of your case together with your instructions and advise you in relation to the law on this offence. You may be charged with careless driving whether the standard of driving was deliberate or inadvertent. Examples of careless driving may include inappropriate overtaking, driving through red light traffic signals, using a mobile telephone whilst driving, lighting a cigarette or reading a map.
A conviction for careless driving can have serious consequences for you, particularly if you drive for a living or as a profession. It is therefore in your interests to act quickly and take advice as soon as possible.