Careless Driving is the most common citation that law enforcement issues after investigating a traffic accident. Florida Statute 316.1925 provides that all drivers must drive in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as to not endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. The failure to drive in such a manner constitutes Careless Driving.
The “catch-all” nature of the Careless Driving captures almost every variation of “imperfect” driving. However, there are several factual scenarios that are commonly associated with the issuance of a Careless Driving citation in Pinellas County. These include:
Careless Driving is classified under Florida traffic law as a moving violation. A conviction for Careless Driving will result in the imposition of 3 points against your driver’s license. The minimum fine associated with Careless Driving is $166.00.
Other possible penalties for Careless Driving include:
If you have been charged with Careless Driving in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, or surrounding cities, call our highly-experienced traffic defense attorneys for a free consultation to discuss the options that exist in your case. During your free consultation, we will discuss:
During your no-pressure consultation, a member of our traffic ticket defense team will explain all of the options that exist in your case and develop a coordinated strategy to best defend your case.