Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road

Question:

Hi,

I am hoping to seek advice after recently being reported for driving without due care and attention.

I have not yet been summoned to court but would like to know the most likely outcome if i am.

I was driving along a road which was unfamiliar to me as I have never driven on this particular road before. I then approached a road sign which was the name of my destination with an arrow pointing to the right.

I proceeded to go into what I thought was the right hand lane, which was what I thought the sign was telling me to do as I believed this to be a one way road with two lanes. What I had in fact done was entered the wrong side of the road.

I then realized my mistake by noticing an on coming vehicle and made sure that I went back over to the correct side of the road to avoid any collision. As there was a police vehicle behind me I was pulled over, breathalyzed (The result on the breathalyzer was ZERO) and then I was told that I am being reported for driving without due care and attention.

I would like to point out that there was no collision whatsoever or damage caused to any vehicle and there were no injuries caused to any driver involved.

I believe this was caused due to the misunderstanding of a road sign on an unfamiliar road. Would it be possible for you to advise me on a likely outcome as I am worried about the future where my drivers license is concerned?

Thank you.

 Emma Says:

Have you got any points on your licence already? If so, how many?

Are you a new driver?

You will get a summons for this offence and you will be at risk of 3-9 penalty points and a fine and court costs. On the basis of what you have said its unlikely that you would be at risk of a ban unless you have points already.

If you would like my help I maybe able to liaise with the officer in the case and persuade him/her to let you do the driver improvement course as an alternative to prosecution.

If we get you on the course you would avoid any penalty points, fines and court costs. I charge a fixed fee of £300 plus vat for this service and have over a 90% success in avoiding summonses being issued.

Come back to me as soon as you are able if you would like my help and I will be happy to assist. We need to get to the officer before he asks for the summons to be issued.

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