Careless driving in QLD is a serious offence which can result in severe penalties of up to 6 months imprisonment and a 40 penalty unit fine of $4000. Careless driving is defined in QLD legislation as follows: Any person who drives a motor vehicle on a road or elsewhere without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place is guilty of an offence.

Careless driving charges are generally issued for traffic accidents where police feel that the driver is at fault.  They must be satisfied that you drove without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users. It doesn’t matter whether there are other cars involved or whether there is an accident, you can still be charged with careless driving in QLD if you are deemed to be driving without due care and attention – for example, accelerating from traffic lights or taking a corner overly quickly.

Careless Driving QLD? – Call GC Traffic Lawyers now

There are obviously a significant amount of different scenarios where careless driving can apply, so it makes sense to appoint expert traffic lawyers such as GC Traffic Lawyers to defend you in Court. If nobody is injured or there is no damage done to property or vehicles then you may be facing just a fine, however if that is not the case, then you could be looking at a significant fine, licence disqualification and even jail time. Its therefore not worth the risk representing yourself in Court given the wide range of outcomes that are possible in cases of careless driving in QLD. We can offer you a free consultation up front and give you our assessment on what the best possible outcome is for you to aim for. We can also back that up with a written money back guarantee whereby if we don’t meet an agreed outcome, we’ll give you your money back. Call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665.

 

Careless Driving QLD source: https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/legisltn/current/t/trantoprua95.pdf