Unlike careless driving, where you simply get a fine and may possibly lose some demerit points- a dangerous driving charge is a criminal offence.
It is the most serious offence behind a vehicle and depending on if the charge is driving dangerously or if it caused bodily harm of death you could face:
With this type of charge, police must prove that you decided to drive dangerously in a public area, but they don’t have to provide proof of an accident as a result. Common dangerous driving charges are extreme and unnecessary speeding, passing a school bus or emergency vehicle, driving too fast for weather conditions, racing, impaired driving, and aggressive driving such as tailgating the car in front of you.
If you are charged with dangerous driving you face up to five years in prison, if the driving act doesn’t cause injury or damage to a property. But if it does cause injury or death, the sentence increases to 10 years.
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