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Dangerous Driving Solicitors
The offence of dangerous driving is committed if it can be shown that the defendants driving fell far below the standard expected of a ´competent and careful driver´ and it would be obvious to a ´competent and careful driver´ that driving in that way would be dangerous. An example of this type of driving may be: -
- Racing on the roads
- Ignoring traffic lights and road signs
- Knowingly driving a vehicle that is in a dangerous condition (no brakes for example)
- Driving with a load that is a danger to other road users
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The section this offence is charged under and the recommended maximum sentence for dangerous driving, on conviction, is as follows: -
Section 2 Road Traffic Act 1988
2 years imprisonment and/or a fine, disqualification and extended driving test must be taken
A prosecution for dangerous driving can be brought against an individual based on the motor vehicles state of disrepair if it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving the vehicle in such a state would be dangerous.
A dangerous driving charge should be taken seriously as if found guilty a sentence of up to 2 years imprisonment or a fine (or both) and a disqualification can be given.
Getting Advice and Representation
Urgent advice from one of our motoring solicitors is required bearing in mind that upon conviction the court must impose a disqualification from driving for at least one year and the offence can carry up to 2 years imprisonment.
Our lines are open 24 hours, 7 days a week on 0333 011 0515 and our services are available throughout the North West including Liverpool and Wirral.
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