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due care

The standard of reasonable care, skill, ability, and judgment which, if not met, constitutes negligence; such a standard may be imposed by contract or by operation of law in the absence of a contract. This term implies the performance of duties and services by a professional which is consistent with the level of performance provided by reputable professionals in the same geographical area at the same period of time.
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Meryn Gross, 16, of Du Quoin cited for duty of due care -- Speeding.
Ian Dominic Hassall, 47, of Clover Court, Elm Tree, Stockton, fined PS400 with PS125 costs for driving without due care and attention.
Yesterday the second charge of causing her death by driving without due care and attention was added and he pleaded guilty to that count.
Although the title of Article V does not contain the qualifying word--professional--the code often refers to professional standards, activities, and responsibility; however, this term has been removed from the clarified auditing standards when it references and defines the responsibilities of the auditor to exercise due care.
Prosecutors said Kono failed to take due care in driving the bus and felt drowsy about 20 minutes before the accident occurred.
Pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence on Durham Drive, Jarrow, on March 3.
This issue is whether he was driving without due care.
If found guilty, Bolt could face charges, not exceeding $5,000, for driving a motor vehicle on a road without due care and attention without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road.
Summary: Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman has admitted driving without due care and attention.
Labour's deputy leader has also been accused of driving without due care.
Duguid, who was originally charged with causing death by dangerous driving, admitted a reduced charge of driving without due care and attention.
Mr Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, now faces court action for driving without due care and attention after his BMW nearly plunged down a 100ft cliff on Sunday.