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.