Careless or dangerous driving includes operating any vehicle in a public space without necessary precaution, attention, and care. This also includes driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any substance that may impair the judgement of the driver and increase the risk of injury for the driver or third party.
The Garda Síochána has the right to stop your vehicle, fine, or arrest you if they believe you’re putting personal safety or those of others at risk. If you are involved in such a situation, you are advised to seek advice from a solicitor.
The following is a list of driving offences that can be subject to a fine:
The common penalties for careless or dangerous driving are as follows:
The most common defence used by careless and dangerous driving solicitors are as follows:
However, it is to be noted that the court has discretion in regards to careless driving and the ruling may or may not be to disqualify the license without reasonable consideration.
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