Driving in a Dangerous Manner is an offence under Section 117(2) of the Road Transport Act 2013.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
Your driving was dangerous if it was:
“In a real sense potentially dangerous to a human being or human beings who as a member or members of the public may be upon or in the vicinity of the roadway on which the driving is taking place”.
Your driving must have:
“create[d] a danger, real or potential, to the public”.
When determining whether the offence has occurred the court must consider:
If it is your first major traffic offence in the past 5 years the maximum penalty is:
If it is your second or more major traffic offence in the past 5 years the maximum penalty is:
However, there will be no criminal record, licence disqualification or fine where the court deals with you by way of:
Defences to the charge include:
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