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due care

n. the conduct that a reasonable man or woman will exercise in a particular situation, in looking out for the safety of others. If one uses due care then an injured party cannot prove negligence. This is one of those nebulous standards by which negligence is tested. Each juror has to determine what a "reasonable" man or woman would do.

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33, of Du Quoin, cited for duty of due care -- speeding.
GMP Traffic tweeted about the incident and said the motorist had been reported for driving without due care and attention.
by ONAOn the directive of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and his due care for Omani youth and within the framework of Council of Ministers to provide Omani youth job opportunities in the public and private institutions, the Ministry of Manpower in coordination with the General Authority will announce a number of job opportunities for the holders of university degrees and diplomas.
Dr Hanadi al-Hail, director of the Al Thumama HC, said the health centre always offers due care and help to all its visitors regardless of their nationality or background
Asked at Prime Minister's Questions about Mr O'Mara's conduct, she said: "All of us in this House should have due care and attention to the way in which we refer to other people and should show women in public life the respect they deserve," she said.
A 50-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of driving without due care and attention.
540 billion to its associated concern MDCL without due care and caution and also without taking required approval of the Board of Directors of CSIBL.
Jack Morris, 20, of Greys Court, Ingleby Barwick, fined PS300 with PS115 costs for driving without due care and attention.
She later pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and failing to stop at a red light.
Michael Jeffrey Takata, 36, of Red House Place, Ely, Cardiff, admitted driving without due care and attention.
driving without due care in Northampton appeared before Corby magistrates last Friday PC Samantha Bell pleaded guilty to driving without due care in Northampton town centre when she appeared before Corby magistrates last Friday and was ned PS147, with PS20 victim surcharge, PS85 costs and three points on her licence.
Bell appeared in court charged with driving without due care and attention in the school gates crash.