Driving Without Due Care and Attention
Careless Driving Offences
Cartwright King’s specialist Driving Offence Solicitors can work with you to build a strong case against driving without due care and attention aka. careless driving allegations. Benefit from the experience of our meticulous Road Traffic team, who will scrutinise the evidence in detail to establish the facts that will help clear you of wrongdoing.
For fast, efficient and effective legal advice for motoring offences, get in touch with Cartwright King, now.
What Is Driving Without Due Care and Attention?
The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that it is an offence to be guilty of ‘driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention’. What does it mean exactly? When taking into account the ‘attention’ definition, it simply means driving while not focusing your mind on it.
Careless driving is defined as driving that:
- Falls below the standard expected of a competent driver, or
- That does not show reasonable consideration for other people and their safety using the road/pathways.
Not every accident involves driving without due care and attention. Insurance companies will usually deal with the financial consequences of an accident and the expenses that arise from them.
If the police are involved, they will be looking to see if the criminal law has been broken. If they think it has, they will start criminal proceedings.
What Is Classed as Driving Without Due Care and Attention?
There are many actions that are considered driving without due care and attention. These include, but are not limited to:
- Eating while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Changing a CD
- ‘Tailgating’ another vehicle
- Driving through a red traffic light
- Driving into a pedestrian
It is worth mentioning that driving without care and attention does not cover drunk driving, drug driving, speeding, or driving while using a mobile device (e.g. a phone), as all those are covered by different codes.
What Happens If You Are Caught Driving Without Due Care and Attention?
If you are caught driving without due care and attention, you will either receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) with the details of the offence you have committed, or you will receive a summons (postal requisition) with the time and date you need to attend court. At this stage, it is important that you contact our team of solicitors so that we can provide you with the support you need.
How Cartwright King Can Help You
Cartwright King takes a non-judgemental approach to every case. We listen, we understand, and we genuinely care about protecting your interests. We offer honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that the best possible action is taken to help clear your name. We can help with:
● Reviewing all the circumstances of your case
● Building a strong defence by gathering evidence and presenting your case
● Representation in Court
● Legal advice throughout your case
Benefit From a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation
If you have been charged with careless driving and you face getting points on your licence and/or disqualification, you can benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Motoring Offence Lawyer, during which they will present you your options.
There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our legal professionals to get the right advice and start preparing your defence.
For immediate action, contact us today for your free* initial discussion.
The discussion is completely informal and confidential and is an opportunity for us to:
● Get to know you
● Understand your situation
● Agree how you want to proceed
*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call, and no advice will be given.
Why Choose Cartwright King For Careless Driving Defence?
If you face charges for careless driving, having an experienced Motoring Offence Lawyer representing you is often the difference when it comes to avoiding points on your licence or a driving ban.
Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case. We know that careless driving charges can be damaging to your daily life and potentially affect your employment.
That’s why we will do everything we can to clear you of wrongdoing or minimise any action against you.
We’re committed to defending your legal rights and protecting your driving licence, ensuring that you’re treated fairly throughout your case.
We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on.