Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a crime in all 50 states. In most situations, reckless driving is punished as a misdemeanor. But when reckless driving leads to property damage or someone being injured, the responsible motorist can sometimes be charged with a felony. Punishments for a reckless driving conviction might involve probation, fines, community service, and jail time. Convicted motorists may also face license suspension and increased insurance rate.

See below for more information about reckless driving, including how the crime is defined and punished in each state.