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Reckless Driving & Street Racing

 

Reckless Driving and Street Racing

Both of these items of discussion are against the law and can receive punishments up to 1 year in jail.

 

RECKLESS DRIVING

Reckless driving is when an individual drives without the due regard for the safety of others while violating the traffic laws.

If you are going double the speed limit, driving on sidewalks, passing vehicles in no passing zones or on shoulders, cutting vehicles off by not ensuring that you can change lanes whereas the other driver doesn’t have to take evasive maneuvers, etc., then you are probably a reckless driver and are risking going to jail. 

Reckless driving can also include driving erratically in residential neighborhoods, especially when that driving habit ends up with your vehicle running into a parked vehicle or house.

 

STREET RACING

Street Racing constitutes any and all forms of activities associated with racing, whether it be the squalling of tires from a dead stop (exhibition of acceleration), contest of speed, etc.  If you are driving like this (as we all see from time to time on Rancier Ave), then you are risking going to jail:

First Offense: Up to 6 months in jail

Enhancements:
If previously convicted of racing, jail time can be up to 1 year.
If found to have an open container, jail time can be up to 1 year.
(don’t forget to add the monetary amount you will need for fines, bonds, and to get your vehicle out of impound)

 

IF YOU WANT TO RACE OR SEE IF YOUR CAR IS FASTER OFF THE LINE THAN THE VEHICLE NEXT TO YOU, TAKE THE VEHICLES TO A LOCAL DRAGSTRIP/RACE TRACK.

 

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