Driving without Due Care and Attention

If you face an allegation of driving without due care and attention, contact Kellocks. Our friendly team of expert lawyers will come to your assistance. We have very considerable expertise and can best advise you whether or not the prosecution can prove that your driving fell below the relevant standard.

The Law

S3 Road Traffic Act 1998

If a person drives a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place, he is guilty of an offence.

What am I looking at?

Whilst driving without due care and attention generally carries a financial penalty, the court must also add 3-9 points on to your driving licence if you are convicted, but may also impose a discretionary disqualification from driving. If you already have three or more penalty points on your licence already, you could be at risk of a minimum six month disqualification from driving under the totting up provisions.

Is Legal Aid available?

It depends.

Allegations of careless driving offences generally won’t satisfy the “interests of justice” test but if they do in your case and if you are financially eligible, legal aid would be available.  If it is, we can provide representation at no cost to yourself at court.

Contact us now and we can provide you with expert advice regarding legal aid eligibility or a fixed fee to provide representation.