Careless driving / Driving without due care and attention

The offence

(s.3 RTA 1988)
Careless Driving and

Driving Without Due Care and Attention

The sentence

Summary only offence
Max fine £5000 (unlimited after 12/03/2015)
3-9 penalty points and may disqualify

The legislation

A person is to be regarded as driving without due care and attention if the way they drive falls below that which could be expected of a competent and careful driver. The Court would take into account all the circumstances to which the driver should have been aware. Careless driving could be overtaking on the inside, driving inappropriately close to another vehicle, failing to adhere to the highway code or misuse of any lane to avoid queuing.

The nature and activity of the offence will determine the seriousness and the action the Court takes. Our expert team of lawyers will be available to advise and represent you in relation to any offence of careless driving in a wide variety of circumstances.

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