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You will be regarded as driving dangerously if:
- the way you drive falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver, and
- it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.
You will also to be regarded as driving dangerously if it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving the vehicle in its current state would be dangerous.
‘Dangerous’ in this context refers to danger of either injury to any person or of serious damage to property. In determining if there is a ‘danger’ the standard used is that of the competent and careful driver. However, the courts can take into account not only any circumstances of which the driver could be expected to be aware, but also any circumstances shown to be in the knowledge of the driver at the time of the incident.
The comments below are general and should not be taken as a definitive statement of the law or procedure. Expert advice should always be sought on this area. We have not attempted to cover all the obligations or legal requirements that may arise.