Careless Driving Offences

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Heavy penalties should be imposed on careless drivers as evidence suggests that careless driving remains a major road safety concern for the general public and is associated with many road deaths and injuries. Careless driving as defined by police authorities and legal bodies as driving without due care and attention and usually without reasonable consideration for other road users. List of careless or unsafe driving actions can go on and on and some of them are aggressive driving, speeding, illegal lane changes, excessive honking, conspicuously absent signal use, falling asleep at the wheel and of course drivers holding cell phone in one hand while driving. Government legislation already exists to enforce the careless driving offence because some motorists fail to account for all the effects on others of their actions. The current process of enforcing careless driving is overly bureaucratic and resource intensive for the police and court services. This heavy resource implication is preventing effective enforcement of the offence. As a result of existing legislation, government intervention is required to improve the enforcement regime. Thus. in order to overcome this problem smoothly drivers who drive carelessly shall punished with a fine, demerit points given to careless drivers and the court shall order particulars of any conviction under careless and inconsiderate driving section to be endorsed on any driving licence held by the person convicted. Firstly, drivers
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