Our motoring solicitors are experts in road traffic and driving offences and can advise and represent you in a dangerous driving case.
We understand the importance of your driving licence – whether you wish to challenge the charge or reduce the disqualification or punishment, contact us for immediate advice.
Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 2
Dangerous driving is where driving falls far below the standard expected of a reasonable driver and is considered dangerous. The official UK legislation reads:
“A person who drives a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place is guilty of an offence”
Examples of this include; driving at a grossly excessive speed, overtaking in an unsafe situation and contravening solid white line systems.
This is different from careless driving, where the prosecution must only prove the driving was below the standard of a reasonable driver.
Dangerous driving disqualification
Dangerous driving normally carries a mandatory disqualification of at least 12 months and a requirement to sit an extended re-test. The Court will also consider punishment up to a £10,000 fine and has the power to impose a custodial sentence of up to two years.
If you are suspected of dangerous driving, you may be arrested or the police may ask you to be interviewed voluntarily. If you face an ‘Interview Under Caution’ or arrest, then you are entitled to FREE legal advice. Our specialists are available 24 hours a day and at short notice.
Dangerous driving solicitors
If you face a charge of dangerous driving, you should seek specialist advice as soon as possible.
Our specialist solicitors will fully consider the evidence against you and provide expert representation at trial whether in the Magistrates Court or Crown court. If you decide to plead guilty, we will provide specialist advice and representation to reduce the punishment.
We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, and offer representation throughout the North East. Our motoring solicitors have many years’ experience and are best ranked in the North East.