What is Dangerous Driving?

A driver can be considered to be driving dangerously when their driving falls far below the minimum standard of a careful driver and that a careful driver would be under no uncertainty that the driving standard would be dangerous.

Common scenarios where driving may be dangerous include:

  • Being distracted by something, e.g. changing the radio, lighting a cigarette or looking at a map
  • Dangerous overtaking manoeuvre
  • Driving under the influence of drink or drugs
  • Ignoring street signage or traffic signals
  • Not being in a fit condition to drive, perhaps when sleepy
  • Under the knowledge that the vehicle has an unsafe load or mechanical defect
  • Aggressive driving or racing
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