dangerous driving

What are the consequences of dangerous driving?

Dangerous driving is determined when an individual is driving far below the expected level of driving of a careful and competent driver. Being charged with dangerous driving is a severe motoring offence, besides causing death or injury whilst behind the wheel.

Examples of dangerous driving include: 

  • Racing
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving whilst tired
  • Ignoring traffic signals, lights and road signs
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • Reckless driving

Penalties for Dangerous Driving 

The penalties for dangerous driving can vary; the severity of the penalties depends on the severity of the offence. The penalty points for dangerous driving can be 3-11 penalty points depending on the severity.

  • Causing serious injury by dangerous driving can lead to 3-11 penalty points.
  • Causing death from hazardous driving can lead to 3-11 penalty points.
  • Furious driving can lead to 3-9 penalty points.

The minimum consequence for dangerous driving is an automatic 12-month driving ban. However, this can be increased, and you will have to re-take any necessary driving tests to drive again.

Causing death due to dangerous driving can lead to 1-3 years in prison and an obligatory driving ban for at least two years. For more severe dangerous driving offences, you can face up to 14 years in prison.

We understand that being faced with a driving ban can have a detrimental impact on your everyday life. Contact one of our experienced motoring solicitors to lower your penalties as much as possible and possibly avoid any driving bans you may be facing.

What are the defences for being caught dangerous driving? 

If you have been charged with the offence of dangerous driving and face penalties or bans; we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced motoring offence solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side. We have dealt with hundreds of cases like this and can use a range of defences to lower your penalties. For example, the behaviour you may have deemed as safe in each situation may have been perceived as dangerous by the police, leading to being charged with the offence. Furthermore, you may have been performing the act that falls under dangerous driving during an emergency.

How we can help 

We understand that being charged with dangerous driving is a very severe offence that comes with some hefty fines and penalties. Driving bans can be an extreme inconvenience to your day to day life and by contacting our solicitors, you can avoid them.

Our Fees 

If you would like to find out how much we charge for motoring offences, visit our fees page now. We advise that every case is varied and so are the charges. The costs for your case will be determined during your initial consultation, with one of our motoring experts. We also offer payments plans for all our clients. That means that you can pay the costs over some time.

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