Reckless driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle in a manner that is not safe for you or others on the roadway. Specifically, Illinois law describes reckless driving as driving that is either:
- In wanton or willful disregard for the safety of other people or personal property; or
- Knowingly using an incline in the roadway, such as a hill, to make a motor vehicle become airborne.
Reckless driving is not the same as careless driving. Reckless driving describes more dangerous behavior than careless driving and is thus charged more severely than careless driving. If you are facing a reckless driving charge, contact an experienced traffic violation defense lawyer as soon as possible to begin working on your defense strategy.
Examples of Reckless Driving...