What is Reckless Driving?

Definition of Reckless Driving

In Washington, reckless driving means driving with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others or their property. Willful and wanton means that the act was either conducted with intent or with a reckless indifference of the consequences. Reckless driving is a gross misdemeanor.

Penalties for Reckless Driving

The maximum penalty for a reckless driving conviction is 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. In addition, if a driver is convicted for reckless driving, the court will send the Department of Licensing (DOL) proof of the conviction.  DOL will update the driver’s driving record and suspend the driver’s license for 30 days. The driver may qualify for an occupational restricted license during this 30 day suspension, otherwise known as an ORL. 

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