Reckless driving

Why was my license suspended?

You were convicted in court for reckless driving. The court sends us this information so we can update your driving record to show that your license is suspended. When your suspension is cleared it will be taken off your driving record.

How long will my license be suspended?

30 days.

Can I get a restricted license?

Can I contest or appeal this?

Yes. You may request an administrative review within 15 days from the date on your suspension letter. Your suspension letter includes a form to request a review of the suspension.

What do I need to do to get my license back?

When you’re eligible to reinstate your driver license, you:

  • Must file a proof of financial responsibility (SR-22), for 3 years.
  • Must pay:
    • A $75 reissue fee
    • and
    • All required driver licensing fees.
  • May need to install an Ignition Interlock Device for at least 6 months, if you were convicted of reckless driving but originally arrested for one of the following:
    • Alcohol or drug related vehicular homicide.
    • Alcohol or drug related vehicular assault.
    • Driving under the influence (DUI) with 1 or more prior offenses within 7 years, as defined in RCW 46.61.5055.
    • Physical control with 1 or more prior offenses within 7 years, as defined in RCW 46.61.5055.

Get step-by-step instructions

There may be other issues you’ll need to take care of to get your license back. To find out what you need to do, see Learn how to reinstate your license.

Related laws

RCW 46.61.500: Reckless driving — Penalty

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