Reckless driving; exceeding speed limit. (HB160)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reckless driving; speeding. Provides that a person charged with reckless driving for speeding (driving 20 or more miles per hour in excess of the speed limit or in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit), which is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor, may be found guilty of speeding, a traffic infraction, in the discretion of the court or the jury. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100686D
12/20/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice


Brian writes:

I agree, speed in and of itself does not constitute a reckless situation. If the vehicle is by itself, the driver is not impaired, etc, then it should just be a speeding charge, not reckless. Now if there are other factors, such as snow, rain, fog, in and out of traffic, impairment, etc, then they should be allowed to charge for reckless.