Reckless Driving Lawyer in Vancouver, BC

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Operating a motor vehicle in a manner that shows a disregard for safety is considered reckless driving. Reckless driving contributes to a significant number of accidents that occur in Vancouver every year and is a serious offence that carries harsh penalties.

Below are some examples of reckless driving.

  • Driving under the influence. Drugs and alcohol impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of drugs and alcohol is an offence under the criminal code.
  • Speeding. Speeding is a common traffic offence in Vancouver, and it is one of the leading causes of collisions. In 2020, the Vancouver Police Department recorded a 44 percent increase in speeding violations.
  • Tailgating. Following closely behind another vehicle is called tailgating. Tailgating often leads to rear-end collisions. In keeping with the road code, all drivers should be at least three car lengths behind the car driving in front.
  • Failure to obey traffic signals. Traffic signals help maintain safety on the roads, and failing to obey them may be considered reckless driving. Running red lights and stop signs, speeding up at a yellow light, and failing to yield are dangerous driving practices that often cause accidents.
  • Improper passing. Passing when you have limited visibility is considered reckless and can cause serious accidents.

The punishment for reckless driving can range from a fine to imprisonment, depending on the circumstances. If someone was injured, the penalties increase, and you could face life in prison if your actions resulted in someone’s death.

Reckless driving lawyer in Vancouver

If you are facing charges for reckless driving in Vancouver, contact us at the law office of Tom Doust. Our experienced traffic offence lawyer will work to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

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If you are facing criminal charges, you need to know all of your options. Contact trial lawyer Mr. Doust now to set up a free consultation to discuss the potential defences to your case.