Reckless Driving

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Definition of Reckless Driving

Reckless driving often causes car accidents. What constitutes reckless driving will vary by state, but it generally involves driving actions or traffic violations which endanger the safety of the public. Reckless driving which injures another person can be considered a felony, especially if it done maliciously, but it generally is considered a misdemeanor. Common reckless driving infractions can include driving on a highway with wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property or fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle.

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