Also known as 'Driving without due care and attention', this is an offence charged where the police feel that your standard of driving "fell below that expected of a competent driver" or "you did not show reasonable consideration for other road users".
Just a small number of examples of situations that may lead to prosecution are: tailgating, causing another driver to suddenly change direction or brake, damaging another car when parking, eating or drinking at the wheel (perhaps not even whilst driving, but stationary at traffic lights or at a junction).
Penalties usually involve a fine and points, but depending upon the individual facts of the case you could receive 3-9 penalty points or even a ban.
Cases of this nature can also have insurance claims resting on their outcome so it is never worth going into court unrepresented. In many cases (even if there was an accident) the charge can be challenged. It may be you were not at fault, or indeed that another party was at fault. If you were at fault, we provide experts to represent you in court (fully qualified solicitors and barristers) to keep the points to an absolute minimum wherever possible and to put forward sound arguments to avoid a ban.