Death by Careless Driving

Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 2B: Causing Death by Careless Driving

A person who causes the death of another person by driving a vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place, is guilty of an offence.

The penalty for causing Death By Careless Driving is a mandatory disqualification, a sentence of imprisonment or alternatively community service, or a fine.

An example of such a charge is where a driver loses his concentration for a split second and the vehicle is involved in a collision.An actual case involved and ambulance which was transporting an elderly patient the driver was involved in a minor shunt with another vehicle but as a result of that a patient was injured and died sometime later.The driver was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

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Read more here about a client who was charged with death by careless driving but it was shown that other parties were responsible.