The Dangers of Careless Driving

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Careless driving falls below the minimum standard expected of a careful driver and includes driving without reasonable consideration for other road users. Careless driving includes behavior that could potentially endanger yourself or other drivers. If you drive in a careless or dangerous manner you risk prosecution.

It is illegal to drive or ride a vehicle dangerously on the road or without due care and attention or reasonable consideration for other road users.

You could be breaking the law if, while driving you are guilty of any of the following behaviors.

  • Sudden braking
  • Overtaking on the inside
  • Turning into the path of another driver
  • Overtaking dangerously
  • Ignoring traffic lights, road signs or warnings from passengers.
  • Driving under the influence of drink or drugs including prescription drugs.

If one is caught guilty of careless driving, there are several immediate consequences. They include:

  1. Fines

The immediate fine associated with the ticket or points on the license are often the first concern of drivers caught in a reckless driving charge.

  1. Points on your license.

Reckless driving can lead one to many demerit points on your license. In some countries, that means that one will be paying a fine to the country. In other cases, cumulative points will lead to you losing your license.

  1. License suspension.

If one is convicted of more than one careless driving charge within an eighteen month period, you stand strong odds of losing your license.

  1. Potential jail time.

In many countries, careless driving is a crime than can lead to time in jail.

  1. Job loss.

If your job involves driving on company time, it is a safe bet to assume that if you get a careless driving charge, you are going to lose your job as a result.

  1. Permanent criminal record.

In some states, careless driving is a criminal offense. That means that if you are caught, you are going to have a criminal record for the rest of your life.

  1. Increase in insurance premiums.

If you are caught in a careless driving charge, that amount will or can increase substantially. The best way to avoid reckless driving charge is to ensure that you are being safe when you are behind the wheel.

Also, pay attention to your behavior when you are behind the wheel. The dangers of careless driving are significant and the consequences can stay with you for a long time to come. When you are tempted to engage in unsafe behavior behind the wheel, take a moment to consider the consequences.

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