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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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Dana Akers, Du Quoin, was cited with 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.
The sick, weak and injured animals and birds were brought to the Animal House for the provision of treatment, due care as well as rehabilitation.
A WOMAN has been reported for driving without due care after a crash in Middlesbrough earlier this month.
Mr Bell, from Rhoose, appeared in court charged with driving without due care and attention.
But Calvin Craig Connah, 22, pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of causing death by driving without due care and attention.
A police spokesman said: "Following a voluntary attendance for interview with Lancashire Police a 44-year-old woman has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention."
After a formal interview, Cath Burrows, 44, has been summoned by Lancashire Police over driving without due care and attention.
John Davidson, 63, Patterdale Close, East Boldon, South Tyneside Admitted driving without due care and attention in Gateshead on April 2.
He has been charged with causing the death of Kayleigh Sylvester by driving without due care and attention and with failing to stop after an accident.
The Labour deputy leader pleaded guilty to driving her Rover 75 without due care and attention after she bumped a parked car in south east London last July.
Delivery driver Robert Jones, 43, who slavishly followed his TomTom instructions along a dirt track to a 100ft drop in Todmorden and got a pounds 370 fine for driving without due care and attention, might care to reflect on that.