Driving without due care and attention can be described as:
As driving without due care and attention isn’t a ‘clear cut’ offence, conviction may depend on the judgement of a police officer or court. The major factors that demonstrate accountability are:
In many cases, driving without due care and attention can result in a fixed penalty notice. This usually means three points on your driving licence and a £100 fine. To find out more about fixed penalty notice, visit our speeding offences page for more details.
If you fear the penalty points you’ve received for driving without due care and attention could result in a totting up ban, please visit our page totting up ban for more details on how we can help.
If the offence is deemed more serious (e.g. if you have endangered other drivers or pedestrians, or caused an accident), you will automatically be summoned to court. The maximum penalty you could receive in this case is nine points on your licence and a £5,000 fine or a disqualification from driving all together.
If you have been accused of driving without due care and attention, get in touch with one of our members for expert advice.