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What Defines Careless Driving?

Vehicles are convenient and fun, but everyone also knows how dangerous they can be. It’s quite scary to think of how many accidents happen due to careless driving, and even scarier to think of how easy it might be to become involved in one of those accidents. If you are ever charged with a careless driving offence, contacting a solicitor immediately can drastically reduce or even dissolve your penalty. Keeping Your Licence is a leader in kind and offers effective help defending people against careless driving charges. Careless driving offences are divided into 3 parts, the first of which will stay on your licence for 4 years and bring you 3-9 penalty points:

            CD10-driving without due care and attention

            CD20-Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users

            CD30-Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users

The second set of offences stay on your driving record for 11 years and can range from 3-11 points:

            CD40-Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink

            CD50-Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs

            CD60-Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit

            CD70-Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis

This third section will stay on your licence for only 4 years, but still range from 3-11 points:

            CD80-Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving

            CD90-causing death by driving: unlicenced, disqualified, or uninsured

Careless driving offences depend upon the officer’s discretion of your status as a competent or incompetent driver, meaning the charge is highly subject to scrutiny. With such a hefty penalty riding on the line, staying calm and immediately getting in touch with can greatly increase your chances of a lower charge. Keeping Your Licence specializes in this type of offence and will make sure to do everything in your defense.

18/01/2016 02:43