What is Considered Reckless Driving?

March 09, 2018

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP

Reckless driving in the state of Indiana is a criminal charge. It is a low-level misdemeanor. The most common mechanisms by which people are charged with reckless driving as a base charge are going exceedingly fast or exceptionally slow.

There are other combinations of driving behavior that can constitute reckless driving, but the case law indicates that traditionally you need two to three separate traffic infractions. Running a stop sign is not inherently reckless driving, going over the speed limit is not inherently reckless driving, but if you’re going excessively over the speed limit and you run a stop sign and make a turn without a turn signal, that in and of itself can be reckless driving.

It’s always important to have trained attorneys who understand the traffic code and the criminal law, reviewing all of the facts in relation to any sort of reckless driving defense whether it is a B misdemeanor or a reckless homicide to make sure that your rights are appropriately protected. We believe here at Keffer Hirschauer we have that history, the skill set and we are able to bring that to your benefit.