Careless Driving

Careless Driving

Careless Driving Offences

The Police said that they saw me swerving and charged me with Careless Driving. What do I do?

The legal test for careless driving is whether the driver has driven ‘without due care or attention, or without reasonable consideration of other persons using the road’

There is no hard and fast rule on whether you should plead guilty or not guilty, because the word “care and attention” can include failing to see or obey street signs, swerving and more. If your actions or inaction may have caused an accident, this does not necessarily mean that you will be charged with careless driving.

There are also various common law authorities (case laws) that can assist you in understanding where you stand in your legal matter.

If you are not sure what to do, please contact us immediately before you decide to advance your case in Court.