For many years now, Interstate 4 in the Orlando/Central Florida area has been considered one of the most dangerous highways in the nation. Even when you are a safe driver it can be difficult drive, so imagine someone engaging in reckless driving on I4!
Florida’s I4 has many dangerous stretches and curves, so you need to be careful and watch how you drive. You know who is watching how you drive? Orlando PD and the FL Highway Patrol. In the state of FL, “reckless driving” is defined as a mental state in which the driver displays a wanton disregard for the rules of the road.
Reckless drivers will usually find themselves misjudging normal traffic procedures, which can lead to auto accidents and serious injuries. A “reckless driving” conviction can lead to jail time, so don’t think it’s just a ticket and an insurance hassle. Racing, speeding, weaving across lanes, cutting off another driver, or any other type of aggressive driving can all lead to a reckless driving charge.
Some might think a “reckless driving” charge is a matter of the officer’s opinion. While that might be true, because it is initially based on a judgment call by that officer issuing you the ticket, you will still need an attorney to contest the ticket. A skilled traffic attorney can get the case dismissed or reduced to a noncriminal offense.
You already have enough trouble driving on Interstate 4 during the morning and afternoon rush hour. Don’t let careless driving lead to reckless driving on one of the most dangerous highways in America.