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Careless Driving Penalty

Are you facing a Careless Driving Penalty? Traffic Lawyer 4 U are experts in carless driving offences and can help you with your case.

Remember, if any potential prosecution is to be defended successfully, the sooner work begins on your defence the better. Do not be tempted to forget about it and hope it will go away, it won’t.

It is an offence to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention. (Road Traffic Act 1988 s3)

Careless Driving has a very wide definition. The driver does not have to be driving a motor vehicle but any mechanically propelled vehicle and the offence can take place not only on public roads but any other place to which the public has access.

What is the Penalty for Careless Driving?

The maximum penalties following a conviction for careless driving are a fine, obligatory penalty points of between 3 – 9 and the court has a power to disqualify at its discretion. It is our job firstly to secure an acquittal if possible and, if not, to ensure that any penalty imposed is kept to the absolute minimum.

Your Careless Driving Defence

A thorough examination of the facts by an expert may reveal a defence to careless driving. For example there may be circumstances where a person was under some kind of threat or fear that caused him to drive in the way that he did. With a skilled advocate this could amount to the defence of duress, which would avoid a conviction for careless driving.

A driver may lose control of a vehicle due to malfunction of the vehicle. Usually to avoid a conviction for careless driving, an expert engineer would be called by us, on your behalf. This again could avoid conviction for careless driving.

As dedicated defence lawyers we will not shy away from questioning, exposing and exploiting any weakness in a prosecution case against any of our clients who face an allegation of careless driving.

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FAQ - What will be the cost of my representation at Court?

At Trafficlawyer4u Solicitors, we deal with every case for a fixed fee. The fee quoted will be guaranteed not to change.

The fee will cover every aspect of the case including advice, preparation and representation at Court.  There are no hidden extras and the fee will not rise.  You will be advised of the fee at the start of the case so you know exactly what the case will cost you. Contact us today.



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  • Free initial consultation with a solicitor. You will only ever be advised by a solicitor or barrister.

  • No hidden fees or increased costs. Cost is agreed in advance and will not change.

  • Expert traffic solicitor with over 20 years experience defending the motorist in England and Wales.

  • High success rate. We can get the best possible outcome for you.

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Traffic Lawyer 4 U Limited
60-66 Wellington Road,

Tel: 0800 195 6567