Driving lesson Colchester without due care and attention has been an offence sometimes committed intentionally or unintentionally by some drivers in the United Kingdom (UK). This sort of offence is the failure of the driver to stop his car and report the road accident to the authorities.
One example is an incident involving Mr. Stevens who was summoned to appear before Wathamforest Magistrates Court for the offence of driving without due care and attention and failure to stop and report an accident to the authorities.
The accident was related to an alleged minor collision committed by Stevens against a car being parked on one side of the road, which involved damage to a wing mirror of that vehicle. Because that collision was so minor, Mr. Stevens didn’t even know if he really committed it.
Although Mr. Stevens had no knowledge of such a collision, he just accepted that it had occurred on a road which he used and that it was possible that he might have clipped a wing mirror and unaware of the accident.
So, he did not dispute that the collision had really occurred based on the evidence of some independent witnesses. However, he explained that as his vehicle was a Land Rover Defender, the noise in its cab could be loud enough and it’s also quite “rattley” thus he wasn’t able to notice such a minor collision.
Based on this statement, Mr. Stevens was advised by his lawyer to plead not guilty to the offence of driving without due care and attention or failing to stop and report an accident. For how could he report the accident if he is truly unaware that it really happened?
The case then proceeded to a trial in court. Following some discussions, the trial started and the prosecutor decided not to continue with the prosecution. Then Mr. Stevens was acquitted or therefore found not guilty of the offence.
He just remained being sentenced for the offence of careless driving, but on the basis that it was only a minor judgement error, the court sentenced him by endorsement of three penalty points on his driving licence plus a small fine. Then, he was allowed to recover his representation costs through a Defendant Costs Order.
This is a Driving lesson Colchester that every driver in the UK whether novice or experienced should learn. Remember that your judgement error will cause your unexpected prosecution because the road accident that happened was even unknown to you at that time. Whilst Steven’s statement is really true, the three penalty points and a small fine imposed by the court on him is just reasonably fair.
The offence of careless driving by Mr. Stevens has been obvious as manifested by his own statement or explanation before the court that the noise in the cab of his vehicle could be loud enough and it’s also quite “rattley” thus he wasn’t able to notice such a minor collision.
Therefore, the lesson that young drivers could get from Mr. Steven’s experience is that, being unable to notice a collision involving your vehicle for whatever reason is enough ground for careless driving offence which will result to three penalty points on your driving licence.