North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 20. Motor Vehicles § 20-141.6. Aggressive Driving

(a) Any person who operates a motor vehicle on a street, highway, or public vehicular area is guilty of aggressive driving if the person:

(1) Violates either G.S. 20-141 or G.S. 20-141.1 , and

(2) Drives carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others.

(b) For the purposes of this section only, in order to prove a violation of subsection (a)(2), the State must show that the person committed two or more of the below specified offenses while in violation of subsection (a)(1):

(1) Running through a red light in violation of G.S. 20-158(b)(2) or (b)(3) , or G.S. 20-158(c)(2) or (c)(3) .

(2) Running through a stop sign in violation of G.S. 20-158(b)(1) or (c)(1) .

(3) Illegal passing in violation of G.S. 20-149 or G.S. 20-150 .

(4) Failing to yield right-of-way in violation of G.S. 20-155 , 20-156 , 20-158(b)(4) or (c)(4) or 20-158.1 .

(5) Following too closely in violation of G.S. 20-152 .

(c) A person convicted of aggressive driving is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(d) The offense of reckless driving under G.S. 20-140 is a lesser-included offense of the offense set forth in this section.


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