You've likely heard the phrase "reckless driving" thrown around. Do you know what types of driving behaviors are considered reckless driving?
Reckless driving is much more than failing to stay in your lane and speeding. There are a variety of other driving behaviors that fall into this category. Colorado imposes stiff penalties on anyone convicted of reckless driving -- and they're far more serious than a simple ticket in some cases.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) classifies someone's vehicle operation with wanton or willful disregard for property and people as reckless driving. There are a number of specific behaviors that rise to the level of reckless driving, including:
Reckless driving is a crime. A conviction for such an offense may result in a jail sentence, fines and a driver’s license suspension. Data shows that individuals convicted of reckless driving see their auto insurance rates increase by 87.5% as well.
Many motorists so heavily count on their vehicles as they go about their everyday lives that they couldn't imagine going without them. A conviction for reckless driving may leave you with no other choice, though. If you're facing such charges, you may be able to present a defense in your case, so it’s wise to seek legal guidance.