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Our motoring solicitors are experts in all road traffic matters including dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving or causing death by dangerous driving and can advise and represent you in a dangerous driving case.

We can provide early and immediate advice and representation in a dangerous driving case. We are aware of how much individuals rely on their driving licenses and are always here to give urgent advice on any situation whether it be to either challenge or reduce the disqualification length or punishment.

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, including death or serious injury caused by 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.


You can reach our team direct on 0191 232 9547  or you can email us. For out-of-hours emergency advice please call 07764 929 487.

We can offer appointments at short notice for immediate advice on your situation, for your convenience these are offered by Zoom or telephone.

If you would rather meet with our solicitors in person, then you can book an appointment at our Newcastle office:


56 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5XU

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, our solicitors are best ranked in the North East. Our driving offence solicitors have many years’ experience in dealing with a variety of motoring and traffic offences, and are here to help take the stress out of your situation.

The David Gray Dangerous Driving Solicitors Team

Janice Hall

Senior Associate Solicitor

Michael Gibson

Senior Associate Solicitor

Sophie Allinson-Howells

Associate Solicitor

Josh Hart


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