Have you been accused of careless driving?

Careless driving is when your driving standards fail to meet what would be expected of the average driver. If you are being accused of careless driving it may because the police have reason to believe you were driving without due care and attention. There is no strict definition of what amounts to careless driving therefore the court will consider if the driving was up to the expected standard.

Different forms of careless driving include:

  • Undertaking
  • Tailgating
  • Cutting in to avoid queuing
  • Middle lane hogging
  • Splashing pedestrians with puddles
  • Failing to give way at a junction
  • Wheel spins/ hand brake turns
  • Eating/drinking at the wheel
  • Wrong lane at a roundabout

Careless driving is dealt with at the Magistrates’ Court.
This could result in 3-9 points being added to your licence, as well as a fine of up to £5,000.

The court can also impose an immediate disqualification, even if you have a clean licence.

Other Driving Offences

Drink Driving/Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle

Drink Driving/Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle

High Speed Offences

High Speed Offences

Drug Driving

Drug Driving

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Driving while using a mobile

Driving while using a mobile

Testimonials

With a brake light out I was pulled over by the Police during the stop and was informed that I did not have insurance. It came as a complete shock. I was worried being taken to court for I would lose my licence and my job. The worst of it was that a payment had not gone through and I had not thought of driving without insurance. Thankfully with the right advice the case was discharged and my life was back on track.

David.P

I am a sales representative and I do around 30 thousand miles a year as part of my job. In general I am a reasonably careful driver. That being said I had picked up 9 point on my licence all for speeding though not excessively; as an example 51mph on a 40MPH dual carriageway.

I got another 62 mph in a 50 area during road works on a motorway. I was guilty as charged and faced losing my licence and for that matter my job. Thankfully the team was able to persuade the judge that I should not be banned which saved both my licence and my job.

Mike

This is the second time our family has used the services. On both times even though we dealt with different solicitors we were really impressed with the knowledge of the individuals. We wouldn’t have be able to do it without your help.

John and Claire