Generally speaking, for most motorists, this will mean the occasional speeding summons or careless driving, the latter charge enjoying the distinction of having the greatest number of summonses issued for this offence, over all others.
From time to time more serious offences can also be brought against motorists who have hitherto led a blameless driving life, such as the relatively new charge of causing death by careless driving, as well as causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drugs or drink.
Even charges of dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol are far from uncommon, and the consequent loss of a driving licence for a minimum of one year, is not something which is to be taken lightly.
As well as individuals specialists within the firm based in Cardiff, we have built up a team of barristers who specialise in motoring law throughout Great Britain, and we have enjoy tremendous success in contesting a large number of these types of cases.
The more common types of summonses issued against an average motorist are as follows:
- Failing to give details leading to the identity of a driver
- Careless driving
- Failing to stop after an accident
- Failing to report an accident
- Going through a red light
- Resisting discretionary disqualification e.g. by excessive speeding
- Resisting disqualification after acquiring 12 penalty points