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Are you a potential reckless driver?
Reckless driving can be defined as the willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
Driving at excessive speeds can be interpreted as reckless driving, as the driver decides (willful) to disregard to drive at a safe speed, which eventually puts others in danger.
Now there seems to be some confusion about safe speed.
A safe speed is the speed that a driver can take proper and safe actions in case of an unexpected event.
It is not the speed that a driver feels comfortable to drive or thinks is safe to drive at.The latter is more likely a severe case of overestimating his/ her abilities.
A safe speed that considers favorable road conditions is recommended on road traffic signs.
However, they do not necessarily consider weather- or visibility conditions, and they certainly do not consider a drivers personal driving skills or a vehicles physics and cargo.
A responsible driver takes all the above mentioned factors additionally into account and chooses his/ her speed accordingly.