When Fitzgerald wrote, "(Fitzgerald 68) With fenders spread like wings we scattered light through half Astoria--only half, for as we twisted among the pillars of the elevated I heard the familiar 'jug-jug-spat!' of a motorcycle and a frantic policeman rode alongside." he showed readers with someone like Gatsby driving or who isn't fit to be in charge and is reckless can easily cause danger.
When Myrtle approached Tom, “(Fitzgerald 25) She smiled slowly and, walking through her husband as if he were a ghost, shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye. Then she wet her lips and without turning around spoke to her husband in a soft coarse voice: ‘Get some chairs why don’t you, so somebody can sit down.’” She was being flirtatious towards Tom and recklessly disregarded her husband and without hesitation she asked him to leave so she could privately interact with Tom.
When Gatsby spoke about Myrtle’s death by saying, “(Fitzgerald 145) The second my hand reached the wheel I felt the shock—it must have killed her instantly.” It is obvious that Gatsby wasn’t majorly affetcted by Myrtle’s death and this represents reckless disregard for others considering he didn’t value the lives of poor and the affects rich make on the poor.