My Steering Failed And The Police Have Charged Me With Driving Without Due Care And Attention

Question:

I have been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention. I deny this road traffic allegation. I crashed into a lamp post due to a problem with my steering. I told the police this at the time. They ignored this issue and refused to get a mechanic to check the steering on my vehicle. They took my car away and then released it to the insurance company who crushed as it was an economic right off.

Please help as I do not think I have committed an offence. There was nothing wrong with the standard of my driving.

 Ria Says:

If you plead guilty to driving without due care and attention you will get 3-9 penalty points or a discretionary ban from driving. You will get fines and court costs on top.

I can help you with this matter. Based on what you have said you have a defence. When you raise the possibility of a mechanical defect causing the accident the burden of proof falls on the prosecution to prove beyond reasonable doubt to prove that the accident was not as a result of the defect – rather than on you to prove that it was as a result of the defect. The prosecution will find it very hard to prove it was not the mechanical defect if the police did not preserve the evidence (the car) and get it inspected by an appropriate expert…

You therefore have a very strong defence and we can normally get these allegations withdrawn based on this argument. We have won many similar due care cases on this basis.

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