(1) A person who drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, electric scooter, or low-power scooter in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton or a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. A person convicted of reckless driving of a bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or electric scooter is not subject to section 42-2-127.(2) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than ten days nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.Amended by 2019 Ch. 271,§ 11, eff. 5/23/2019.L. 94: Entire title amended with relocations, p. 2392, § 1, effective January 1, 1995. L. 2009: (1) amended, (HB 09-1026), ch. 1279, p. 1279, § 57, effective October 1. L. 2019: (1) amended, (HB 19-1221), ch. 2561, p. 2561, § 11, effective May 23.
This section is similar to former § 42-4-1203 as it existed prior to 1994, and the former § 42-4-1401 was relocated to § 42-4-1601.
For operating a vehicle in a reckless manner while eluding a peace officer, see § 18-9-116.5; for provision that the operation of vehicles and the movement of pedestrians pursuant to this section apply upon streets and highways and elsewhere throughout the state, see § 42-4-103(2)(b).