What speed is considered reckless driving in Rhode Island?

I just moved to Rhode Island a few months ago, but I didn’t get a car until now. In the past, I’ve had a bit of a lead foot, and I’m worried about getting a reckless driving charge. What speed will earn you a reckless driving charge in Rhode Island?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 12, 2022
No set speed is considered reckless driving in Rhode Island. Instead, the state relies on the discretion of the police officer who pulls you over to decide whether or not you were driving recklessly.
However, excessive speeding can certainly result in a reckless driving charge, which is a misdemeanor in Rhode Island. If convicted, you will face:
  • Jail time of up to one year
  • A fine of up to $500
A second reckless driving charge within a 12-month period could land you with a felony charge and up to five years in jail.
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