Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a criminal traffic offense that carries a maximum penalty of 90 days and/or a $500.00 fine. Reckless driving is a more subjective crime to prove than speed over 30.  There is no set conduct that constitutes reckless driving.  In general, the government must prove that the person arrested was driving and that person’s driving posed a danger to another person or property in the community.  A reckless driving conviction carries 12 points with the DC Department of Motor Vehicles, which will result in license revocation.