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If a person drives a car carelessly on a road or public place, or without consideration for other users of the road or place they may be guilty of careless and inconsiderate driving under the Road Traffic Act 1988, s 3 (RTA 1988).
Careless driving under RTA 1988, s 3 can be tried summarily only.
To be guilty of an offence a person must:
a mechanically propelled vehicle
on a road or other public place
without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration, for other persons using the road or public place
The term driving is not defined in RTA 1988 but the courts have held that the act of driving is a physical one which can only be performed by a person.
The Divisional Court has held that the term does not apply to a limited company (Richmond London Borough Council v Pinn and Wheeler  RTR 354 (not reported by LexisNexis®)).
In R v MacDonagh, the Court of Appeal said that the essence of driving was the driver's use of the controls for the purpose of directing the movement of the vehicle.
In R v MacDonagh, the defendant was pushing a car along a road with one hand on the steering wheel and with both feet on the
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