TRAFFIC LAW Attorney
There are a number of different statutes which address the offense of Reckless Driving. These are some of the more common ways a person can be charged with Reckless Driving:
- Exceeding 80 miles per hour (mph) while driving within the boundaries of the Commonwealth;
- Exceeding the maximum posted speed limit by 20 miles per hour (mph) or more;
- Driving a vehicle not under proper control;
- Driving a vehicle with inadequate or improperly adjusted brakes;
- Driving too fast for the highway or traffic conditions;
- Passing a stopped yellow school bus with the warning devices signaling the bus is taking on or discharging children, the elderly, or mentally or physically handicapped persons.
Reckless Driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor and includes the possibility of up to 12 months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine plus the possibility of a loss of the driver’s license for the accused.