What is reckless driving in nc?

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i read about reckless driving but it seems too abstract and vague to me
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i want to know specifically
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Sarah Fischer, Expert

I understand from your question that you would like to know more about reckless driving in the State of North Carolina. Unfortunately, North Carolina law is vague on specifics when it comes to reckless driving. The law states that “Any person who drives any vehicle upon a highway or any public area carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others shall be guilty of reckless driving.” In other words, police can issue a reckless driving charge for any behavior that falls within these guidelines.

Reckless driving includes:

  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Aggressive and careless lane changes
  • Tailgating (following the car in front too closely)
  • Illegal passing
  • Street or highway racing
  • Failing to yield the right of way when lawfully required

Reckless driving in North Carolina is not just a moving violation. It is a crime, and if you are not careful about how you react to a reckless driving violation, you could pay a steep price. You could pay higher insurance premiums or even lose your driving privileges.

Reckless driving is classified as a Class 2 misdemeanor. This means that:

  • The maximum penalty for your first reckless driving offense is a $1,000 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
  • If you are a repeat offender or there were contributing factors, you could pay more and spend up to 60 days in jail.
  • Under certain conditions, you could have your license suspended or revoked.
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but why some people are charged with running a stop sign and some with reckless driving? depends how mean the officer is?
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Sarah Fischer, Expert

It really depends on the circumstances of the stop sign running and the officer that gives the ticket.

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what circumstances of the stop running?
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if you run it you just run it or something else?
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Sarah Fischer, Expert

It depends on how fast you were going when you ran the stop sign; if there were other vehicles around when you ran the stop sign; if you caused an accident by running the stop sign; etc.

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when you have a child in the car during reckless driving is it child endangerment in nc?
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Sarah Fischer, Expert

Child endangerment occurs when an adult caregiver places a child in a dangerous or inappropriate situation. If the adult caregiver of a child drove recklessly with the child in the vehicle, then yes, it may be considered child endangerment as well as reckless driving.

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it means not always? depends on the officer?
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Sarah Fischer, Expert

It depends on the circumstances surrounding the reckless driving charge and the officer that gives the ticket.

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