As a driver in Florida, you may be aware of the fact that reckless drivers can make the roads more dangerous. Not only is it threatening to other drivers on the road, but a reckless driver could end up with fines or even jail time, while sufferers deal with medical issues and high bills. But what sort of actions are actually considered to be reckless driving?
According to the Florida Legislature, many behaviors and actions can be considered part of the umbrella of reckless driving. This includes fleeing from law enforcement, driving while intoxicated, or even driving aggressively while sober. In order for driving behavior to be considered reckless, there has to be a “willful or wanton disregard” for either the people or the property around the driver. This is obviously a very wide definition, as it is meant to catch many different types of dangerous behavior on the road.