You have probably been caught in a situation where you were driving on the freeway or a local road, and someone was driving “recklessly” next to you, in front of you, or behind you. The definition of reckless driving is different for everyone, so it’s difficult to give one solution to this problem. However, if you believe that you are witnessing reckless driving, it’s important that you take some sort of action. This person could be a danger to the public or create a risk to you and others, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and to report this to the police.
So, What is the “True” Definition of Reckless Driving?
Any law enforcement official would say that you should report reckless driving, but only if you feel it’s “truly a dangerous situation.” Reckless can be dangerous, as in driving in a way that presents a potential danger to human life. Reckless can also just simply mean careless, as in the reckless driver in question is departing from the care that a reasonable person would exercise in a similar circumstance. Reckless can additionally mean to act with “reckless disregard,” which would mean to proceed to do something while consciously being aware of and ignoring possible consequences. If any of these definitions can apply to the situation you’re witnessing, you should call 911.
What Are Some Examples of Dangerous Reckless Driving?
These are signs of dangerous driving:
- Weaving or swerving in and out of driving lanes
- Passing quickly on curves and double yellow lines
- Driving extremely slowly as to impede other traffic
- Extreme speeding
- Road rage
- Disobeying and disregarding traffic signs and road rules
- Accelerating and braking suddenly
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