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Too many Drivers behind the wheel nowdays just do not think that the worst possbile can happen to them..

WRONG>>>> it happens all the time...wrong speed...wrong place...wrong time.......SIMPLE AS THAT . AND IT CAN BE A KILLER.........................
Driving too close to the car in front is asking for trouble and Danger. Dangerous driving is defined as driving in a way which was far below the standard that can be expected of a competent and careful driver and:that it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous; or that it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving your vehicle in its state would be dangerous.........Examples::
Driving a car with defective brakes or steering .....Driving fast on a busy road
Driving on the wrong side of the road ..........Driving with an unsecured load
If the police allege that a vehicle was in a dangerous condition, they must prove various aspects of its condition.
If found guilty of dangerous driving, a driver can expect the following:
To be banned from driving for at least one year unless there are exceptional ‘special reasons’ If they are not banned, their licence will be endorsed with three to eleven points .......To be obliged to retake their driving test unless special reasons are found mitigating against disqualification ........To be fined up to £ 5000 and/or up to six months imprisonment
If their case is a serious one, if convicted in the Crown courts, they can be sentenced to up to two years or up to five years in Northern Ireland in prison and/or an unlimited fine (or a community penalty such as community service in England and Wales)
The courts will consider it to be more serious if the following exist:
The driver consumed alcohol or drugs
The driver was racing at grossly excessive speed, showing off
There has been a prolonged, persistent, and deliberate course of very bad driving
The driver has previous convictions, particularly for bad driving or drunk driving
Causing death by dangerous driving
This offence is committed when the driving of the accused was a cause of the death of another person and the driving was dangerous within the meaning of the ‘Dangerous driving offence’ discussed above.
For the purposes of this offence, an unborn child can be killed (whereas it cannot be murdered). It is necessary that the death occurred within one year and one day of the act of dangerous driving. In order to convict a person of this very serious offence, the police only have to prove that the defendant's driving was a cause of death. It is not necessary to prove that it was the only or even substantial cause of death.
Apart from the matters mentioned above, the elements of the offence of causing death by dangerous driving are the same as those for dangerous driving and the courts will expect the evidence of nature of the driving to be proved.
Drivers who have displayed hostile intent may be charged with manslaughter and even murder if there is evidence of deliberate driving in the direction of a pedestrian victim.
Anyone convicted of this offence can expect to receive one or more of the following:
*To be banned from driving for at least two years unless there are exceptional ‘special reasons’
*If there is no ban, their licence will be endorsed with three to eleven points
*They will be obliged to take an extended retest
*They could be sentenced to up to 14 years in prison and/or an unlimited fine

Reckless and Careless
Driving can cause
Fatal Accidents


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