What Counts as Dangerous Driving

Dangerous driving is when a driver is found to be driving far below the expected minimum standard of driving of a competent and careful driver. Dangerous driving would be very clear to any competent and careful driver.

Any of the following could be considered to be dangerous driving:

  • Racing another vehicle on
  • Driving way faster than the speed limit
  • Driving aggressively and fast
  • Ignoring traffic light, road signs or warnings
  • Over taking in a dangerous place
  • Driving whislt under the influence of alcohol or drugs (which includes prescription drugs)
  • Driving when injured or being unable to see clearly or driving whilst sleepy
  • Driving when you know that your vehicle has a dangerous fault or with an unsafe load
  • If you have been caught driving whilst avoidably and dangerously distracted by using a mobile phone, reading, lighting a cigarette or playing with a cassette player

These are a few examples of dangerous driving, but you may be able to argue these charges. If you need any help preparing your defence or would like a lawyer to present your defence to the court then please use our find a solicitor page to find a solicitor near you.

Drink Driving Offence

You can re apply for your driving license only once your driving ban has ended. If you apply any sooner you might have to wait even longer before you can drive again

If this it is your first conviction most insurers will ask if you have any convictions in the last 5 years. But the convictin will stay on your record with the DVLA for over 10 years

Yes. Only a uniformed constable can stop you, they must have goon reason to suspect you have been driving, attempting to drive, or in charge of a vehicle with alcohol in your body or you've committed a motoring offence.

Careless Driving

Careless diriving is when your standard of driving is considered to be below what is expected of a reasonable and prudent driver. You do not have to be driving a motor vehicle to be charged with this offence, you can be driving any mechanically propelled motor vehicle. The driving offence does not have to take place on a public road either, the offence can be committed on any place which the public have access.

It is possible depending on how serious your offence is. You can lose between 3 - 9 points on your license and recieve up to a �2,500 fine. It is always best be represented in court to help avoid losing your license.

It is not compulsory to have a solicitor, but highly advisable to seek some kind of legal advice. If you have a defence a solicitor can help fight your corner.