reckless

(redirected from recklessly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

reckless

adj. in both negligence and criminal cases, careless to the point of being heedless of the consequences ("grossly" negligent). Most commonly this refers to the traffic misdemeanor "reckless driving." It can also refer to use of firearms (shooting a gun in public place), explosives, or heavy equipment. (See: negligent, careless, wet reckless)

reckless

having or showing gross negligence or conduct without any thought as to the consequences. In civil cases, as negligence itself is usually actionable, seeking recklessness is perhaps to over-egg the pudding. In criminal matters, negligence is seldom sufficient and intention is the norm. So reckless conduct is always difficult in criminal matters. That said most systems have found it a place, either as equiparating it to intention for some crimes or often as a separate crime a notch below the more serious offence.
References in periodicals archive ?
Up till now, Ganduje is yet to realise that Governor Wike is not dollars that he can pocket recklessly and sheepishly.
"Dear Driver: Don't drive recklessly and remember that there is always someone waiting for you to return safely," Dubai Police said on its official Twitter handle.
In another accident, a recklessly driven car hit to death a motorcyclist Zulfiqar near Awanwala and fled.
A 24-year-old tanker driver, Seun Oderinde, who allegedly drove recklessly on a highway and damaged two cars in an accident, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos.
POLICE who spotted a vehicle being driven "recklessly" arrested three people after finding weapons and drugs inside the car.
Kelly Kloss appeals the circuit court's denial of his motion for postconviction relief from his convictions of solicitation of first-degree reckless injury and solicitation of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.
China has warned the Philippines that recklessly deporting Chinese workers might affect the status of Filipino workers in China, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo revealed Tuesday.
The department of traffic and patrols at Fujairah Police received a report earlier this week about seven young men who performed doughnuts and drove recklessly at a dangerously close distance to a wedding tent.
ISLAMABAD -- Religious scholars, clerics and caretakers of various shrines in the country have decried the practice of recklessly issuing fatwas (religious decrees) by some religious leaders and urged the government to devise a mechanism which could streamline the practice.
figure By STELLA CHERONO Chief Justice David Maraga has asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to unmask individuals behind social media campaigns "aimed at recklessly besmirching the reputation of officers in the Judiciary".Justice Maraga said reports linking the officers to corrupt deals of the Akasha family are malicious.
Hisham Aljundi Doha THE General Directorate of Traffic announced on Sunday security personnel have arrested the motorist who was seen driving recklessly and drifting on the busy Al Waab Road in a video that went viral on social media two days ago.
When the bus reached 84 NB Mor it collided with a recklessly driven dumper coming from the opposite direction resultantly killing six passengers and injuring 30 others.