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Reckless Driving

This is the most serious category of inappropriate driving.
Reckless Driving is driving a motor vehicle in a manner that is inherently dangerous or dangerous to the public or any person.  A person can be charged with Reckless Driving if they drive a motor vehicle at a speed of 155 km/h or faster (hoon driving), or if they exceed the speed limit by 45 km/h.

Other examples of reckless driving include a driver performing burnouts, screeches the vehicle’s tyres or fishtails the vehicle.

Harsh punishments apply for the offence of reckless driving.  These include the imposition of heavy fines, community based orders and imprisonment.

Should you, or anyone you know, need any help, in relation to reckless driving, or any other offences, contact Lawson Legal for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal lawyers.