We are Specialist Careless Driving Solicitors
At Caddick Davies Solicitors we specialise in the representation of motorists who have been handed a Careless Driving Charge or charged with Driving without Due Care and Attention, more commonly known as “careless driving” and have successfully defended many motorists charged with this offence.
The offence of careless driving is committed if the standard of your driving falls below what would be expected of a “competent and careful driver“.
Whether or not your driving is considered to have fallen below this standard is objective and common examples would include the following:
- Tailgating (driving inappropriately close to the vehicle in front)
- Undertaking (overtaking on the inside)
- Colliding with another vehicle (where a driver is at fault)
- Emerging from a side road into the path of another vehicle.
- Middle lane hogging
The penalty for this offence includes a fine of up to £5,000 and the endorsement of between 3 and 9 penalty points or discretionary disqualification.
If you find yourself with a Fixed Penalty or Summonsed to appear before the Magistrates’ Court for this offence, please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help you.
Below you will find information on Careless Driving Law, How We Can Help and Commonly Asked Questions About Careless Driving.