When an accident occurs, the most common violation given is for careless driving. It is also one of the most dismissable of all of the tickets we handle. There are very specific rules for the issuance of this type of ticket…..and police often get it wrong.
316.1925 Careless driving.—
(1) 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.
(2) Any person who violates this section shall be cited for a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318.