Careless Driving

75 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3714 clearly indicates the provisions for careless driving in the state of Pennsylvania. Please note that they are as follows:

(a) General rule.–Any person who drives a vehicle in careless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of careless driving, a summary offense.

(b) Unintentional death.–If the person who violates this section unintentionally causes the death of another person as a result of the violation, the person shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $500.

(c) Serious bodily injury.–If the person who violates this section unintentionally causes the serious bodily injury of another person as a result of the violation, the person shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $250.

(d) Definition.–As used in this section, “serious bodily injury” means any bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

Our office has lately seen an increase in the rise of reckless driving tickets that are issued in reference to automobile accidents. Despite the fact that many of our clients are not at fault for the accident, they have been arbitrarily issued these tickets. As such, we would strongly suggest that they allow us to defend them in these matters and potentially avoid the three points associated with a guilty conviction of the ticket as well as the potential increase in their insurance rates.

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