Why was I charged with reckless driving?
Often times a driver is charged with reckless driving due to the totality of the circumstances. For example, a failure to use a signal light may be only one factor that resulted in the crash. The officer may have witness statements of excessive speed or evidence of cell phone use.

Officers are encouraged to use the most specific code for the violation. Reckless driving generally is used as a charge when there are more general violations of law such as "failure to maintain control" or "driving too fast for road conditions."

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1. When is an officer required to complete a crash report?
2. Why does the officer's accident report depict something different than what I told him/her?
3. Does the investigating officer have to issue a summons at every crash scene?
4. Will my insurance company pay my claim if I don't get a crash report?
5. Are officers trained in collision damage estimation?
6. Why was I charged with reckless driving?
7. What do I do if the other driver doesn't have insurance?