Reckless Driving

Generally speaking, reckless driving is driving with a willful disregard for the safety of people or property. This criminal charge can lead to fines, suspension of driving privileges and even jail time.

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Reckless Driving Laws

Every state has different definitions of what types of driving may be reckless, and the laws are often intentionally vague and open to interpretation, which makes consulting with a local criminal defense attorney all the more important. Traffic laws that qualify as reckless driving may include:

  • Driving more than 25 mph over the posted speed limit
  • Driving over a predefined speed limit, such as 80 mph
  • Racing with another vehicle
  • Trying to avoid an officer
  • Passing a vehicle on a two-lane highway when visibility is limited

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The above summary of reckless driving is by no means all-inclusive and is not intended to provide legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on reckless driving laws and penalties, speak to a criminal defense attorney in your area.