Careless Driving

Do you require a Careless Driving Offence Lawyer? Careless driving, also known as driving without due care and attention, covers a number of offences, from showing poor lane discipline on the motorway to swerving while changing the radio station.

If you have been charged with careless driving [S3 Road Traffic Act 1988] then you will require a solicitor to get you the best possible outcome.

Careless Driving in Scotland: the Law

Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 3: Careless, and Inconsiderate, Driving

Careless Driving [S3 Road Traffic Act 1988] is another common form of prosecution in respect of “bad drivin

A person is to be regarded as driving without due care and attention if (and only if) the way he drives falls below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver.Without due care and attention is a legal phrase which suggests that the driver was not alert enough or paying attention.If the crown proves this they will secure a conviction for careless driving.

If found guilty or you plead guilty to careless driving you can have between 3 and 9 points endorsed on your licence or disqualified outright. Most of these cases will appear in The Justice of the Peace Court but can also appear in the Sheriff Court. If it is in the latter it means it is more serious or complicated.

How We Can Help

A client was recently charged with careless driving by going through a set of traffic lights and colliding with a vehicle crossing the traffic lights. The client was acquitted in this matter. A pensioner reversed into a parked car in a supermarket. That is a minor form of careless driving and would normally attract lower end penalty points. In this case it was 3 points. The other extreme was a motorcyclist overtaking through a solid white line on the side of Loch Lomond at Firkin Point, the scene of various fatal accidents, the Sheriff disqualified the motorcyclist outright for 6 months and was very upset that the charge had been dropped from Dangerous Driving to careless driving.

Edinburgh JP Court

Client was charged with careless driving in Edinburgh after knocking a motorcyclist off his bike in the New Town. It was shown that there was fault on either side. She had 3 points placed on her licence as well as a fine.

Pamela Todd
Pamela Todd
2022-05-31
Euan came highly recommended and did not disappoint, at all times the service was professional and efficient, he is a highly skilled lawyer with a clear focus and attention to detail and gets the job done, I can’t thank him enough. Jan was a pleasure to deal with always fantastic and very helpful such an asset, I will be ever grateful to you both
Dan Toomey
Dan Toomey
2022-03-15
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Charles Clark
Charles Clark
2022-03-12
Great result dangerous driving (wheelying) down to careless with no ban great service always prompt and professional through out.
Jamie Mckinlay
Jamie Mckinlay
2022-03-10
Euan was first class in dealing with my driving case. Very professional service and would highly recommend. Thanks again!
John Allan
John Allan
2022-03-09
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Ninos Mckay
Ninos Mckay
2021-10-15
What can I say, Euan and his staff have been fantastic from start to finish on what has been an extremely stressful period of my life. Extremely professional and another case to add to their name whereby the right verdict was reached when I thought all hope was lost. I can't recommend highly enough and would have no hesitation using Euan again although hopefully not anytime soon. Thanks again guys for providing professional support over the last 2 challenging years.
Alex Sloman
Alex Sloman
2021-08-12
Having had the misfortune to have been charged with a motoring offence, I was recommended Euan Robertson as a solicitor who would be able to assist. from the moment I spoke with Euan to having my case completely discharged, I found him to be professional, matter of fact and certainly put me at ease whilst I was going through this experience. Could not rate his service high enough.
Mateusz Frąckowiak
Mateusz Frąckowiak
2020-11-07
I would highly recommend Keepmylicence team. They were super helpful and professional, and more importantly were able to deliver on the best outcome. I can't thank Mr Euan Robertson enough for all his help. Brilliant lawyer very re assuring. Excellent service, 5 stars.
Mark Forrest
Mark Forrest
2020-09-10
Great expertise in explaining the legal processes in an understandable way and dealing with matters for a very satisfactory outcome. Clearly has excellent knowledge in this type of legislation. I would recommend Mr Robertson and his staff to others needing similar advice or representation.
Stuart Ross
Stuart Ross
2020-01-04
Need an expert driving offence solicitor?

With over 30 years of experience Euan can advise and represent you to obtain the best possible outcome. Depending upon the evidence in each individual case, he will assess with you the evidence and advise you whether you should be going to trial or tendering a plea of guilty.