What speed is considered reckless driving in Utah?

I’m going to visit a friend in Utah next month. There are so many attractions I’d like to see, but I have a limited time to do it. As a result, I was thinking of risking a speeding ticket. But is there a certain speed that’s considered reckless driving in Utah?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
No set speed is considered reckless driving in
. It is up to the discretion of the police officer who pulls you over to determine whether or not you were driving recklessly.
Utah defines
reckless driving
as willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property or disregard while committing three or more moving traffic violations. Thus, reckless driving isn’t just confined to speeding.
If charged with reckless driving in Utah, you face a Class B misdemeanor and penalties such as:
  • Maximum fine of up to $1,000
  • Up to six months in jail
  • License suspension
    of up to three months
With marks on your record, you will face a steep increase in your
car insurance rates
, as well. Fortunately, you can use the
app to shop around for
better-priced car insurance
regardless of your driving history.
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