Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6,213

60-6,213

60-6,213.

Reckless driving, defined.

Any person who drives any motor vehicle in such a manner as to indicate an indifferent or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property shall be guilty of reckless driving.

Source

  • Laws 1935, c. 134, § 3, p. 485;
  • C.S.Supp.,1941, § 39-11,100;
  • Laws 1943, c. 99, § 1, p. 339;
  • R.S.1943, § 39-7,107;
  • Laws 1947, c. 148, § 3(1), p. 410;
  • R.R.S.1943, § 39-7,107;
  • R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-669.01;
  • Laws 1993, LB 370, § 309.

Cross References

  • Applicability of statute to private property, see section 60-6,108.
  • Motor vehicle homicide, penalty, see section 28-306.
  • Operator's license, assessment of points and revocation, see sections 60-497.01, 60-498, and 60-4,182 et seq.

Annotations

  • Speed alone does not support a conviction for reckless driving, but it does have a bearing on whether one was driving dangerously under the surroundings and attendant circumstances of the particular case. State v. Howard, 253 Neb. 523, 571 N.W.2d 308 (1997).

  • Prosecution for traffic infraction is a criminal action. State v. Knoles, 199 Neb. 211, 256 N.W.2d 873 (1977).

  • Improper turn by defendant while overtaking complainant's auto, held to be reckless driving. State v. Kufeldt, 197 Neb. 377, 248 N.W.2d 781 (1977).

  • History of statute reviewed in considering municipal ordinance. State v. Green, 182 Neb. 615, 156 N.W.2d 724 (1968).

  • Upon conviction, suspension of driver's license is authorized. Kroger v. State, 158 Neb. 73, 62 N.W.2d 312 (1954).

  • Under certain circumstances, careless driving under section 60-6,212 should be instructed as a lesser-included offense of reckless driving. State v. Howard, 5 Neb. App. 596, 560 N.W.2d 516 (1997).