Careless driving or driving without due care and attention is an offence under section 3 of the Road Traffic Act. Our specialist solicitors are experts in road traffic or motoring offences. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, and offer representation throughout the North East. Our solicitors have many years experience and are best ranked in the North East.
If you are suspected of careless driving, you may be asked to attend an Interview Under Caution by the police. If you are asked to answer questions by the police, you are entitled to FREE legal advice. Our specialists are available 24 hours a day at short notice.
If you are charged or receive a Postal Requisition to attend court, you should seek expert advice immediately. Do not wait until you are at court and don’t know what to say.
We understand the importance of your driving licence – whether you wish to challenge the careless driving charge, reduce the level of punishment or avoid disqualification, contact us for further advice.
Careless driving – totting up and exceptional hardship
If you receive 12 or more penalty points within a three year period, you should be disqualified under the Totting Up system. However you can avoid disqualification if you prove you would suffer “exceptional hardship“. Our specialist solicitors will prepare you properly for this court hearing and provide expert representation. If your driving licence is important to you, get the best advice and representation BEFORE you go to court.
Careless driving – outright disqualification
If the driving borders on dangerous, the court can consider an outright disqualification. Our specialist solicitors can help you avoid this.
In accordance with rules published by the SRA, as of December 2018 all firms offering this type of work must publish details of prices and personnel undertaking the work. Please see our dedicated fees page for more information.