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Careless Driving / Not Resulting in Death or Serious Bodily Injury 75-3714(a)

§ 3714. Careless driving.

Fines + costs (fine doubles in active work zones and emergency response zones)

No suspension

Offense carries 3 points; no points if driver convicted of another offense carrying points, per Title 75 – § 1535(b).

 

§ 3714. Careless driving.

(a) General rule.–Any person who drives a vehicle in careless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of careless driving, a summary offense.

(b) Unintentional death.–If the person who violates this section unintentionally causes the death of another person as a result of the violation, the person shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $500.

(c) Serious bodily injury.–If the person who violates this section unintentionally causes the serious bodily injury of another person as a result of the violation, the person shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $250.

(d) Definition.–(Deleted by amendment).

(May 30, 1990, P.L.173, No.42, eff. Nov. 1, 1990; Dec. 8, 2004, P.L.1791, No.237, eff. 150 days; Oct. 19, 2010, P.L.557, No.81, eff. 60 days)

2010 Amendment. Act 81 deleted subsec. (d). The preamble of Act 81 provided that Act 81 may be referred to as the Sgt. Michael C. Weigand Law.