According to the Texas Transportation Code, reckless driving consists of operating a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others or personal property. Reckless driving has more serious consequences than a simple moving violation and traffic ticket – it is a misdemeanor offense that comes with fines up to $200, possible license suspension, and up to 30 days in jail.
How is “willful or wanton disregard for safety” defined? Generally, reckless driving is when a driver intentionally or deliberately puts others in danger without provocation. Reckless driving offenses often involve breaking more than one traffic law. Some examples of reckless driving include driving significantly over the speed limit, weaving in and out of traffic, ignoring multiple traffic signs and stop lights, or street racing. Reckless driving is not a felony, but a reckless driver could face felony charges if his or her driving caused an accident involving serious injury or death.
Have you been injured in an accident that you believe involved reckless driving? Speak with a Dallas-Fort Worth car accident attorney at Rasansky Law Firm about your case. Our lawyers can help you understand who was at fault for your accident and whether you may deserve compensation.