Careless Driving

More helpful hints and tips for after you have passed your Driving Test in Newcastle.

Careless driving can happen if and only if a persons driving falls below what would be expected of a competent and carefully driver.

This like dangerous driving is an objective test and focuses on the manor of driving rather than the defendants state of mind.

Careless driving can be distinguished from dangerous driving where the dangerous driver falls far below the required standard whilst the careless driver merely falls below the required standard. It maybe possible to have a charge of dangerous driving reduced to careless driving.

Careless driving or driving without due care and attention or even sometimes known as inconsiderate driving is punishable by between 3-9 penalty points a fine of up to £2,500 and a discretionary disqualification.

Careless driving offence penalties



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