- Passing where prohibited
- Following improperly
- Failure to signal
- Failure to yield right-of-way
- Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of posted speed limit
- Failure to observe warnings or instructions on a vehicle displaying them
- Improper or erratic lane changing
- Illegal driving on road shoulder, in ditch, or on sidewalk or median
- Failure to obey traffic signs, traffic control devices, traffic officers, or observe safety zone traffic laws
- Making improper turns
- Operating the vehicle in an erratic, reckless, careless, or negligent manner, or suddenly changing speeds
What Constitutes Reckless Driving?
The District of Columbia considers a motorist guilty of reckless driving when he drives a vehicle carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard for the rights or safety of others, without due caution, and at a speed or in a manner that can or will likely endanger other motorists.
A driver can be charged with aggravated reckless driving if he operates a vehicle at a speed of 30 mph or more past the speed limit; causes $1,000 or more in property damage; or causes bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another person.
Were You the Victim of a Crash?
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by a reckless driver, contact the attorneys of Kennedy Law Firm, LLP for a consultation.