The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) defines dangerous driving by the behaviour of the driver not what the driver believes, as a driver may think they are driving safely when they are in fact committing a dangerous driving offence.
A person is considered to be driving dangerously when: the way they drive falls far below the minimum acceptable standard expected of a competent and careful driver and it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.
Examples of dangerous driving include racing, overtaking dangerously and driving despite knowing a vehicle has a dangerous fault.
The following endorsement codes relate to dangerous driving offences:
- DD10 – Causing serious injury by dangerous driving
- DD40 – Dangerous driving
- DD60 – Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle
- DD80 – Causing death by dangerous driving
- DD90 – Furious driving
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