Reckless Driving – Vehicular Homicide



Although state laws vary, most states follow the Uniform Vehicle Code which defines reckless driving as the “willful and or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”

In order to criminally charge a driver with reckless driving, the prosecutor must prove that the driver did not care, amounting to a willful disregard for the safety of others, and that his actions would likely cause serious harm to another.

When a person is killed as the result of reckless driving, the offending driver may be prosecuted for vehicular homicide which is punishable by imprisonment and fines.

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