The offence of driving without due care and attention or careless driving as it is sometimes known is committed when a person drives a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place.
To secure a conviction, it has to be shown that your driving standards departed from that of a reasonable and prudent driver in all the circumstances.
There is a distinction to be drawn between careless and dangerous driving and it is essentially a matter of fact and degree.
Whether a Defendant is guilty of careless driving is an objective test for the Courts to decide.
Maximum: Level 5 fine
Must endorse and may disqualify. If no disqualification, impose 3 – 9 points
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