reckless driving


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reckless driving

n. operation of an automobile in a dangerous manner under the circumstances, including speeding (or going too fast for the conditions, even though within the posted speed limit), driving after drinking (but not drunk), having too many passengers in the car, cutting in and out of traffic, failing to yield to other vehicles, and other negligent acts. It is a misdemeanor crime. A "wet reckless" is a plea in a drunk driving prosecution allowed to lessen the penalty when the blood alcohol level is close to the minimum allowed by law. (See: reckless, wet reckless)

reckless driving

a former offence, now replaced by DANGEROUS DRIVING.
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* Reckless driving will incur a fine of Dh 2,000, 23 black points and impounding of the vehicle for a period of 60 days.
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I would like to express my views through the column of your esteemed paper on the reckless driving in the City.
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