If you violate Illinois reckless driving laws, you may face serious penalties. Reckless driving is not merely a traffic violation, like a speeding ticket; instead, it is a crime. The consequences of a reckless driving conviction are significant, which makes it especially important that you contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
The first part of the Illinois reckless driving statute is not very specific as to what constitutes as reckless driving. Section one of the statute defines reckless driving as driving a vehicle with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” This can encompass many different behaviors behind the wheel. The second part of the statute includes intentionally using an incline such as a hill or railroad crossing for the purpose of becoming airborne. Reckless driving is a class A misdemeanor.