Facts About Reckless Driving  

Vehicle crashes are considered to be one of the leading causes of American deaths. These crashes kill around 5,000 to 6,000 teenagers each year and this trend has been going on for the last 10 years or so. The main reason for these deaths is reckless driving.

Some of the acts of reckless driving include driving beyond the legal speed limit, driving in the wrong lane, driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication, and running off the road as the driver cannot keep control of the vehicle.

Reckless driving basically means that the driver has no regard for his life, other people's life or other's property, including the government's. In the United States, reckless driving is either seen as a misdemeanor criminal offense or a misdemeanor traffic offense. It depends on the state's traffic laws and rules.

Facts about reckless driving show that when a person is convicted of this offense, he can lose his license, be deported, have his parole revoked, pay a hefty fine and/or even get incarcerated. However, the severity of the punishment depends on the driver's previous driving record and the law of the state.

Although traffic police are doing their best to bring down the number of cases of reckless driving, they are finding this task quite onerous. Between 2001 and 2003, reckless driving citations in Connecticut increase from 1,447 to 1,687 and another 42 citations for reckless driving were issued to commercial vehicle drivers. This should give you a broad picture about the menace of reckless driving.

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