Driving without due care

allde
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Driving without due care

Postby allde » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:56 pm

Is there such a law as driving without due care?

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Re: Driving without due care

Postby oscar » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:29 pm

In VIC, there is Careless Driving

http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/ ... 5/s65.html

Manner or speed dangerous

http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/ ... 5/s64.html

But you could class many offences as 'without due care'. Such as failing to drive a sufficient distance behind a car, failing to give way, overtaking over solid lines......

Do you have a specific example?

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Re: Driving without due care

Postby allde » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:04 pm

I was just watching a English Police Show, all those things that you mentioned were covered by Driving without due care.

Thought maybe since we follow the English law system we had a similar one here.

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Re: Driving without due care

Postby Hardy » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:50 pm

If you intentionally and carefully run a red light, or cross double lines, it is not careless driving. Also if you intentionally run your car into another road user it is dangerous driving, not careless driving.


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