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We have years of experience defending clients for dangerous driving and understand the importance of keeping you on the road.

Examples of Dangerous Driving

The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples of dangerous driving

  • Racing or competitive driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Disregarding warnings from passengers
  • Driving when too tired
  • Reading whilst driving
  • Using a hand-held mobile phone or other hand-held electronic equipment while driving

Penalties for Dangerous Driving

Owing to the serious nature of dangerous driving, the offence can be dealt with in either the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court. In the Crown Court the sentencing powers are far more onerous, with the Court able to consider a maximum 2 year sentence of imprisonment.

In addition, any Court will consider a mandatory 12 month disqualification from driving with an order that you sit an extended driving test at the expiry of the disqualification imposed.

Defending Dangerous Driving Allegations

Given that the stakes are high in offences of dangerous driving, you would be well advised to call an expert motoring solicitor. Our Solicitors at #1 Motoring Solicitors are able to provide advice and representation 24 hours a day at the police station and thereafter represent you at both the Magistrates and the Crown Court.

We can also assist clients in negotiating a lesser charge of careless driving which is not imprisonable and is less likely to carry a disqualification from driving.

Where you have a Certificate of Motor Insurance it would also be worthwhile bringing this to the attention of our team at #1 Motoring Solicitors. We have previously represented clients funded by Insurers to defend allegations of Dangerous Driving, where the Certificate of Motor Insurance allows.

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