As a Sandy Springs Traffic Ticket Attorney, Diwan Law fights reckless driving tickets and all other traffic violations in Sandy Springs and the surrounding areas. Contact Diwan Law at 404-635-6883 today for a free consultation.
GEORGIA RECKLESS DRIVING
Georgia considers Reckless Driving a serious traffic violation. If convicted of reckless driving, the court may impose a sentence that includes a fine of up to $1,000.00, up to 12 months in jail, or both. A conviction for reckless driving will also add four points to your license.
Georgia code defines reckless driving is as “any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property…” O.C.G.A.§40-6-390.
As for what the law considers “reckless” in terms of driving, there is a myriad of possibilities, but the major actions associated with reckless driving cases include:
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Weaving through traffic
- Driving on the shoulder or in the emergency lane
- Failure to obey a traffic control device
- Failure to yield
- Following too close
- Texting while driving
- DUI (even if your blood alcohol content level is below the legal limit, you still could be charged with reckless driving).
Besides the points on your license, a reckless driving conviction will also cause your insurance premium to increase.
Reckless Driving tickets are considered part of your Georgia driving record. Insurance companies will check your driving record and use the information to help determine your chances of having an accident or making an insurance claim. If the insurance companies determine that you are a higher-risk driver, your insurance premium will increase.
As a Sandy Springs traffic ticket attorney, Diwan Law can usually handle your reckless driving case without you having to appear, which will save you precious time.
Contact Diwan Law at 404-635-6883 today for a free consultation with a traffic ticket lawyer.