Your vehicle gets you from point A to point B, but you are the one who is operating it. You can be charged with Reckless Driving for a variety of driving offenses. Take a look at the list below to discover just a few things that could cause you to be stopped by police for reckless driving:
Speeding- If you are driving 80 miles or higher regardless of the speed limit OR if you are driving more than 20 miles over the limit, this is a criminal offense not a traffic offense of speeding.
Racing Other Vehicles on the Road- This action is putting not only yourself and the other driver at risk, but also everyone else on the road.
Passing School Bus- If a school bus is stopping or is stopped to unload or load children, you must pay attention and stop until the bus driver has closed the stop sign on the bus.
Accidents- If you cause an accident by failing to yield, improper passing, falling asleep, failure to stop, failure to maintain brakes, or for any other reason you could be found to have driven recklessly
If you or someone you know is being charged with reckless driving, they could be facing expensive fines, jail time, and points on their driving record. Contact a Fairfax reckless driving lawyer today by calling our law firm at (703) 385-5529.