The following offenses are considered reckless driving:
Negligent manslaughter under particularly aggravating circumstances
Negligently causing significant harm to someone's body or health under particularly aggravating circumstances
Particularly reckless driving
Driving with a speed limit of more than 100 percent when driving over 100 km/h.
Driving at a speed of 200 km/h. or above
Driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level above 2.00
Selected penalties for reckless driving:
Race and racing driving has been toughened from a fine to imprisonment.
Increasing the penalty to prison for the most serious speeding offenses - i.e. where the speed is
- 200 km/h. or above or
- more than 100 percent too fast if the speed is more than 100 km/h.
The penalty level is increased by 50 per cent. for intentionally endangering the life or safety of others in connection with traffic law offences.
The penalty level is increased by 50 per cent. for getaway cars.
The level of punishment for harassing driving has been increased from a fine to imprisonment.
The violations will also, as a rule, result in the unconditional disqualification of the driver's license for a minimum of 3 years.
The rules on the seizure and confiscation of vehicles have been tightened, so that it is now possible for the police to seize and subsequently confiscate a vehicle if it is used for reckless driving. This applies regardless of whether the vehicle is owned, rented, borrowed or leased. As a rule, the police will always confiscate the vehicle if it is used for reckless driving. It is the courts that ultimately decide whether confiscation should take place.