What is the legal definition of the offence of Driving without Due Care and Attention?
This offence is often referred to as Careless Driving. It is driving which falls below the standard which would be expected of the careful, competent driver.
There are many situations where a motorist is involved in a road traffic accident, where the police will automatically conclude that a driver must be at fault and is therefore guilty of careless driving. This is not always the case. There are very often collisions that take placed between motor vehicles which are nothing more serious than genuine accidents. There can also be other causes of accidents such as slippery road surfaces, adverse weather conditions or defective parts on a vehicle. The important part to remember is that just because you have been involved in a road traffic accident, does not mean you are automatically guilty of careless driving. There are many circumstances in which we are able to establish that the accidents are no fault, whatsoever, of our clients.