Careless Driving

Often, the most common of the crash citations is usually Careless Driving. This citation is usually issued for rear-end collisions. Sometimes these citations are issued when an accident did not take place.

Florida statute 316.1925 defines careless driving as:

Any person operating a vehicle upon the streets or highways within the state shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. Failure to drive in such manner shall constitute careless driving and a violation of this section.

Usually, these charges are often brought against young and female and male drivers between the ages of 16 and 25. These drivers already pay high insurance premiums; a conviction for reckless or careless driving will severely increase automobile insurance rates for the next 42 months.