Common Traffic Offences
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2. “without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road

The phrase “without reasonable consideration” may sound similar to “without due care and attention”.  However, one should note that the charge “without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road” is applicable only if other road users are affected. 

But one should also note that injury or damage is not an essential element in this offence. The Court has ruled that there could be a failure to show reasonable consideration for other persons using the road when a driver drove at a slow speed (that is, substantially below the speed limit for that road) and did not pull in to passing bays to allow faster traffic to pass by. 

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