If you err on the side of caution, for example, you decide to act in a cautious way, rather than take risks.
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By the way, the government in Britain appears to err on the side of caution when itcomes to recommending minimum daily intake of vitamins.
Rival car makers point out that they have erred on the side of caution before introducingsimilar autopilot systems.
Where there was the slightest doubt – as there usually is – the referees erred onthe side of caution.
Definition of to err on the side of caution to err on the side of something from the Collins English Dictionary
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