Careless Driving Scooter

Careless Driving Scooter

I was out with some mates riding our scooters at night. We were mucking about racing each other as you do.

I was in lane one and my mate was in lane two. I was looking at him flicking him ‘the bird’ when I rear ended a car in front because in all honesty I wasn’t looking where I was going.

The police turned up and I’m getting done for careless driving. Can I try and get oft by telling the judge the car in front suddenly braked and didn’t have his lights on? My insurance will go well high if I get done again.


Oi numpty. Grow up. You are lucky not to be getting done for racing and/or dangerous driving. You were ‘careless’ at the very least as you were mucking about and not looking where you were going.

Grow some, man up and take your punishment. On that note, the likely punishment for careless driving would be a penalty points endorsement of between three and nine points and a maximum fine of £5000, in addition to court costs.

If you do decide to lie to the court and they find out (which seems likely as you don’t seem to be the ‘brightest button in the tin’) you could be locked up for perverting the course of justice. Prison may suit you if you like small spaces and communal showering but ex-prisoners I’ve met don’t recommend it.

Andrew ‘Chef’ Prendergast

Motorcycle Monthly April 2016

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Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Last modified: March 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a ZZR1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.


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