Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving Offences

I am charged with Reckless Driving. What does the Prosecution need to prove to find me guilty for Reckless Driving?

Reckless Driving is slightly different from Dangerous Driving in that the prosecution has to prove that the driver has wilfully driven a motor vehicle in a manner (including speed) that is inherently dangerous or that is, having regard to all of the circumstances of the case, dangerous to the public, or to any person.

The charge of Reckless Driving is more serious than Dangerous Driving because the prosecution has to prove that the driver has the intention of driving recklessly.

Further, if a person who drives at a speed of 155km/hr or more, or exceeds the speed limit by 45km/hr, they can also be charged with Reckless Driving.