Apr 25

Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh represents individuals charged with all driving offences, such as careless driving, dangerous operation, impaired operation, etc. Throughout our years of practicing, we have developed an expertise in properly representing people charged with driving offences to help individuals avoid criminal records and driving suspensions. We are regularly representing people charged across all cities in Ontario such as Mississauga, Brampton, Malton, Milton, Halton Hills, Georgetown, and Guelph.

Please call Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers by calling 416-613-0416 or by e-mailing info@lzzdefence.ca.

What is Careless Driving?

Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, careless driving is defined as driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for others using the road.

Examples of careless driving may include speeding, driving too close to another vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic, failing to signal when turning or changing lanes, and distracted driving (such as using a cellphone while driving). It can also include driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

What is the Penalty for Careless Driving?

The penalty for careless driving can include fines, demerit points on your driver’s license, and a temporary license suspension. The specific fines and demerit points can vary by province or territory, but they can be quite significant.

For example, in Ontario, the fine for careless driving can range from $400.00 to $2,000.00, and six demerit points may be assigned to the driver’s license. In addition, a conviction for careless driving may also result in a license suspension.