Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is driving a vehicle in a dangerous manner without paying attention to circumstances prevailing there and in disregard of the traffic rules in force while totally disregarding the possible consequences of such driving with or without the full presence of mind.

Reckless driving includes but not limited to operation of an vehicle in a dangerous manner, speeding (or going too fast for the conditions, even though within the posted speed limit), driving after drinking (but not drunk), having too many passengers in the car, weaving in and out of traffic, failing to yield to other vehicles.

Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor crime. A "wet reckless" is a plea in a drunk driving prosecution allowed to lessen the penalty when the blood alcohol level is close to the minimum allowed by law.

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