VA reckless driving law

Reckless Driving in Virginia and the Law

Any country in the world does not allow any form of reckless driving; whether it is by speeding, improper driving or crossing any school bus or emergency vehicle. Virginia has mentioned all of the reckless driving issues in their criminal code and the law. It has become easier for every citizen to read and to know the laws around the state by reading them online so you won’t commit such crime. There are 14 different types of crimes in Virginia reckless driving law. The outcome and penalties of every crime are misdemeanor class 1 crime and a criminal record for life.

Beginning with the general reckless driving law which clarifies that any loss of property because of your driving is a reckless driving crime and you will be charged immediately. Although, if there is going to be any misdemeanor charges then an individual has all the right to defend themselves and to hire a lawyer in their favor.

  • 46.2-852 Reckless Driving; General Rule

Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.”

  • 46.2-862 Exceeding Speed Limit

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.”

  • 46.2-853 Driving vehicle which is not under control; faulty brakes

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a vehicle which is not under proper control or which has inadequate or improperly adjusted brakes on any highway in the Commonwealth.”

  • 46.2-854. Passing on or at the crest of a grade or on a curve

“A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who, while driving a vehicle, overtakes and passes another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, on or approaching the crest of a grade or on or approaching a curve in the highway, where the driver’s view along the highway is obstructed, except where the overtaking vehicle is being operated on a highway having two or more designated lanes of roadway for each direction of travel or on a designated one-way roadway or highway.”

Mentioned above are the reckless driving laws according to the code of Virginia. It defines all of the situations in which any reckless driving law might be broken. It is also mentioned in the law that any law broken would result in a misdemeanor charge and class 1 which is highest and most serious among misdemeanor category will be applied.