An easy guide to careless driving charges, avoid 3-9 points on your licence.

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What is Careless Driving?

It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely at all times; drivers also have the duty of care to ensure the safety of all road users that are more vulnerable than them. If charged with careless driving, you are likely to be driving below the standard of driving. Whether you were caught careless driving or caused an accident due to your driving behaviour; you will likely face charges.

If you are found driving below the competent and standard level of driving, depending on the severity of the offence, you may be charged with either careless driving or dangerous driving. If you were charged with careless driving, you may evade a driving disqualification, as when charged with dangerous driving, an obligatory disqualification is required.

What are examples of careless driving?

There is a range of behaviours that can be classed as careless driving, the most common examples of careless driving include:

  • Overtaking on the inside.
  • Driving too close to another vehicle, tailgating.
  • Driving through a red light
  • The driver is distracted by another task
  • Staying in the overtaking lane
  • Using lanes incorrectly

There is a range of driving behaviours that can fall under this driving behaviour, if you have been charged with this offence, contact our experienced solicitors now, we provide all of our clients with free initial consultations, ensuring that we get to know your case to the highest possible standard so that you can come out with the best possible outcome. We will ensure that your process is as stress-free and easy as possible, ensuring that you go back to your daily life.

What are the charges?

The penalties include a fine of up to £5,000, 3-9 penalty points and depending on the severity of the offence, you may even find yourself facing a ban from driving. The fixed penalty for minor driving offences includes a £100 fine and 3 penalty points on your licence.

We advise that the judgement of careless driving can be subjective; what to you could seem like the best action to take in a given situation, may seem like careless driving by the police. If you have been charged with careless driving, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland.

How we can help

We understand that being charged with a motoring offence can be an extremely stressful experience for anyone, this is why our solicitors provide individuals with free initial advice to ensure the best possible outcome for their particular situation. We know the process well and we will ensure that you are provided with the best possible advice. If you have been charged, contact our experienced motoring solicitors now at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland to avoid losing your licence.

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If you have been charged with a motoring offence or just simply need advice, contact our friendly team now for a free consultation. Our solicitors have years of experience in motoring offences, and we will ensure you are well informed of your possible options and the best options for you to take. 

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