At what age is driving most dangerous?

At what age is driving most dangerous?

Drivers ages 16-17 continue to have the highest rates of crash involvement, injuries to themselves and others and deaths of others in crashes in which they are involved. Drivers age 80 and older have the highest rates of driver deaths. Drivers ages 60-69 were the safest drivers by most measures examined.

What is reckless driving in South Africa?

Reckless or negligent driving is a road traffic offence that is defined in terms of Section 63 of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 (the Act) as occurring when a driver while operating a motor vehicle drives in a deliberate or wanton manner endangering other people or property.

What’s the difference between reckless driving and negligent driving?

Negligent and reckless driving cases may result in injuries and damages that are essentially the same. Negligent driving is typically a civil traffic offense, but reckless driving may be considered a crime.

What is the punishment for reckless driving in South Africa?

The accused is fined R 40 000, 00 (Forty Thousand Rand) or 12 (Twelve) months imprisonment which is wholly suspended for a period of 5 (five) years on condition that the accused is not convicted of Section 63(2), (3) of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 to drive a motor vehicle and/or motor cycle recklessly and/ …

What happens if my adult child drives my car?

If your adult child, or anyone else for that matter, drives your car, the driver is covered by your auto insurance policy.

What happens if you get a reckless driving citation?

Not every company would cancel you for receiving a reckless driving citation, but if the violation is severe enough and/or results in a severe accident, it’s possible you could receive a cancellation notice.

What is the legal definition of reckless driving?

Legally speaking, there is a specific definition of reckless driving. This definition usually means, “showing irreverence or indifference to the safety or property of others.” This could include things such as passing school buses when their unloading children, going too fast in a construction zone, or falling asleep at the wheel.

How does reckless driving affect your auto insurance?

Most insurance companies offer a discount if you’ve taken a defensive driver course. Drive an older vehicle. Not only are older vehicles less expensive to insure, but you can also drop full coverage (comprehensive and collision coverage) from it. Full coverage will be extremely expensive after a reckless driving incident.