Negligent Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm is an offence under Section 117(1)(b) of the Road Transport Act 2013.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
You drove ‘negligently’ if you:
“departed from the standard of care for other users of the road to be expected of the ordinary prudent driver in the circumstances”.
When determining whether the offence has been committed the court must consider:
Examples of negligent driving may include:
Examples that may not amount to negligent driving include:
‘Grievous bodily harm’ means very serious harm it includes, but is not limited to:
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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