Recklessness


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Recklessness

Rashness; heedlessness; wanton conduct. The state of mind accompanying an act that either pays no regard to its probably or possibly injurious consequences, or which, though foreseeing such consequences, persists in spite of such knowledge.

Recklessness transcends ordinary Negligence. To be reckless, conduct must demonstrate indifference to consequences under circumstances involving peril to the life or safety of others, although no harm is intended.

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'Let me again condemn such recklessness as exhibited by the suspect.
Anyone who claims a life due to recklessness and lack of respect for the laws of the road deserves to feel the full force of the law.
One case when the teenager was killed by recklessness was registered," Saitov said.
Sky News , citing a study published in May 2018 by the Commons Work and Pensions Committee, said that Carillion's former management team was accused of "recklessness, hubris, and greed".
They said that objective of the campaign is decreasing of road mishaps reported due to recklessness of untrained drivers.
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thehimalayantimes KATHMANDU The Nepal Medical Association on Monday has warned of shutting down services in protest of new provisions in Criminal Code relating to medical negligence and recklessness by doctors effective from August 17.
It is time the authorities concerned took steps and stopped recklessness as witnessed in our streets.
If I were P-Noy, I'd welcome the downgrading to an offense (recklessness) not carrying moral turpitude, which graft (not probationable) and possibly usurpation (probationable) carry.
Summary: Social media users say father should be jailed for his recklessness
The drivers of vehicles carrying school children should observe all traffic rules as recklessness on their part can endanger the children's lives.
Gwent Police said Jones, of Cilfynydd Road, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd, had displayed "sheer recklessness" and had put himself, other drivers, and police officers at risk.