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Why did you try and move the car, rather than just leave it was until the matter was resolved?
I panicked and didn't Thi k straight
I wasn't Thinkin straight and panicked. Because I only lived a wee bit away I tried yo limp the car home
Ok, the issue is this. You are meant to stop at the scene of an accident and also report it.
If you stopped but then drove off, this is an offence, even if you panicked.
The fact you tried to drive a mile is a problem.
If it had been 50 meters or you so you would have been ok
As for tyres being flat, as a driver it must be obvious there is a problem
Even if you had hit something, a reasonable person would have stopped to check to make sure everything was ok.
Based on what you have said I do not think you would be successful if you appealed.
You could of course try and appeal sentence rather than conviction,but you run the risk that it goes up rather than down
The sentencing guidelines say this:
Minor damage/injury or stopped at scene but failed to
exchange particulars or report
Moderate damage/injury or failed to stop and failed
7-8 points and consider disqualification
Serious damage/injury and/or evidence of bad driving
6-9 points or disqualify for between 6-12 months.
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you are looking for and its certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Is dangerous driving conviction not a mandatory 12mth disqualification in northern Ireland?
Forgive me I read the details as failing to stop.
Dangerous driving, yes it is a mandatory ban
The test to be applied is this:
Did the standard fall below the standard a reasonable driver. And if so, would a reasonable driver consider it to be dangerous.
I think the fact you drove it over a mile away presents you with difficulty.
If you had an accident then one would expect you to examine the vehicle before driving off
If you had one or more flat tyre as a motorist it is fairly obvious there is some issue with the car,
It either steers to one side or feels sluggish when trying to pull away
In any event you can drive and the tyre when deflated can come off the wheel rim so you are running on metal
If you drove 1 mile away I am sorry but I think you may be in difficulty.
Of course you can appeal and try to see if it works.
But if you appeal the sentence could be harsher if you lose, then you would also be responsible for the costs of the prosecution for attending.
If you do not accept your driving fell well below the standards of a reasonable driver then you can appeal
Does that clarify?
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