What speed is considered reckless driving in North Dakota?

North Dakota is decidedly boring, so usually, I speed through the state. But my friend told me to watch out recently—he received a reckless driving charge. At what speed can you get a reckless driving ticket in North Dakota?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 12, 2022
North Dakota certainly has long stretches where the drive can get boring, but with 80-mph speed limits, you should be able to cruise through it quickly.
That said, no set speed is considered reckless driving in North Dakota. A reckless driving charge is entirely up to the judgment of the police officer who pulls you over.
More specifically, North Dakota law states that reckless driving is disregard for the safety of others in a reckless manner, with speed or other breaches of duty of care likely to cause harm or endanger the safety of other persons or property.
Reckless driving in North Dakota is a Class B misdemeanor that stays on your permanent record and has the following penalties:
  • Eight points on your license
  • Possible suspension of your license
  • Up to 30 days in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
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