Reckless Driving

Reckless driving shall mean driving or using any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any other vehicle in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public highway. Reckless driving is prohibited. Every person violating this provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

The statute definition of reckless driving is very vague. As a result reckless driving tickets are issued for all sorts of driving errors. But regardless of the reason, the penalty is the same. Reckless driving conviction results in 5 points against one’s license and a permanent criminal record. This could lead to higher insurance rates and a possible license suspension.