What is reckless driving?

  • Reckless driving in New Jersey is driving with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others on the road
  • This means that you knowingly, or purposefully, did something to put those other people or yourself at risk. Reckless driving is typically in connection with a ticket for DUI, or occasionally for speeding in excess of 100 miles an hour
  • Reckless driving penalties can be pretty severe. The fines are excessive, but more importantly, the judge has the discretion to suspend your license for an indeterminate period of time
  • It’s very important that you have an experienced attorney represent you on the matter so that you can avoid these more severe penalties.