What is Careless (Inconsiderate) Driving?

A driver can be driving carelessly or inconsiderately when their driving falls far below the minimum standard of a careful driver. Common scenarios of careless driving include:

  • Driver distracted by something inside the car, such as tuning the radio
  • Driving through traffic signals in error
  • Driving too close to the vehicle in front
  • Overtaking on the inside
  • Driving into the path of another vehicle

Common scenarios of inconsiderate driving include:

  • Flashing driving lights to intimidate other drivers
  • Driving with full beam headlights unnecessarily
  • Abusing lanes to get ahead of other road users
  • Driving slowly or unnecessary use of the brakes
  • Driving in the outside lane unnecessarily
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