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Just out of curiosity why do officers generally charge some people with a careless instead of a lesser offense.An example would be a careless instead of a following to close in a rear end collision.I haven't been charged but I know people who have and some get the lesser offense and some the careless.
Typically when a careless driving charge is laid instead of follow too close, itÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s due to a lack of evidence to support the latter charge. The Courts have ruled, simply striking a car from behind is insufficient evidence for a conviction. There needs to be some type of evidence showing that the driver wasnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t leaving sufficient room above and beyond the crash itself.