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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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4 Situations Where Passing Other Vehicles Is Reckless Driving in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

There are many forms of reckless driving in the Virginia Criminal Code. There is a general rule against this type of conduct on the roads, prohibiting harmful and dangerous operation of vehicles. In addition, Virginia reckless driving charges can apply to the passing or overtaking of other vehicles. As a reminder, any person who… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driver Appeals Conviction In Federal Court

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A Virginia man convicted for a reckless driving incident in 2017 recently filed an appeal in federal court, according to an article by WTOP. The underlying incident in this case occurred on September 8, 2017. On that date, the Virginia man was driving a food truck to Ashburn for a football game. After driving… Read More »

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Breaking Down 5 Variations Of Reckless Driving In Virginia

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Code of Virginia Section 46.2-852 establishes Virginia’s overarching prohibition against reckless driving. Whenever a driver operates their vehicle in a way that threatens people or property, it likely qualifies as reckless driving under Virginia law. That being said, there are many other variations of reckless driving in Virginia. Furthermore, a conviction for any type… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Leads To Death & Severe Injury In Virginia

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A Virginia woman allegedly committed reckless driving and caused one death and severe injuries, according to an article by WJHL. Virginia State Police reported that this incident occurred on Monday, October 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m. The Virginia woman allegedly lost control, drove off the road and caused the vehicle to flip over. Initial… Read More »

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Virginia Traffic Laws – Aggressive Versus Improper Versus Reckless Driving

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has laws against many types of traffic violations, including aggressive, improper, and reckless driving. Although these offenses share similarities, they are distinct violations with separate penalties. To understand the differences between aggressive, improper, and reckless driving, the following sections will explain several Virginia statutes. Aggressive Driving Under Virginia Law The… Read More »

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Virginia Driver Clocked At 140mph & Charged For Reckless Driving

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Local authorities charged a Virginia driver with reckless driving as a result of a 140-mile-per-hour speeding ticket, according to an article by ABC7. The Virginia State Police clocked the driver at 140 in a 70-mile-per-hour zone of Interstate 64. State troopers executed a traffic stop and ticketed the offending driver. At this point, the… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driving Charges Levied After Police Officer Injury

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A Virginia police officer is in the hospital as a result of an alleged reckless driving incident, according to an article by WCYB. Local law enforcement indicated that the officer attempted to pull over a vehicle. The driver refused to obey the officer’s commands and tried to escape on Interstate 81. After abandoning their… Read More »

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Virginia Drunk Driver Severely Injures Family Of 3

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An alleged drunk driving incident in Virginia hospitalized two parents and a newborn baby, according to an article by ABC affiliate WSET. The Virginia State Police reported that this incident occurred on Saturday, November 6 on Route 122. That is when a truck driver traveling southbound allegedly caused a head-on collision with the family’s… Read More »

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Is Street Racing Considered Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal offense that exists in many different versions. From passing a stopped school bus to failure to maintain control, reckless driving charges can arise in many circumstances. One version of reckless driving involves organized street races between multiple vehicles. What are the Virginia Laws Against Street Racing? The… Read More »

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Virginia Authorities Charge Truck Driver With Reckless Driving

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A Virginia dump truck driver is charged with reckless driving after getting stuck under an overpass, according to an article by ABC affiliate WRIC. The Virginia State Police reported that the truck driver was driving on Interstate 95 when he unintentionally activated the controls for the dump truck bed. The bed began to rise… Read More »

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