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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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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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Virginia Man Charged For Reckless Driving & Child Endangerment

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A Virginia man faces charges for reckless driving and child endangerment after causing a crash that killed his infant child, according to an article by FOX affiliate WFXR. This incident occurred on July 29. The Virginia man was allegedly driving with a two-year-old child riding on his lap, without a seatbelt. The man apparently… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Punish Improper, Aggressive & Reckless Driving?

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Virginia law requires all drivers to operate their vehicles in a safe and controlled manner. If a driver disregards this overarching requirement, they could receive severe punishment for aggressive, improper, or reckless driving. The exact nature of the charges and corresponding punishment vary greatly based on the circumstances of the offense. How Does Virginia… Read More »

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Does Failing To Give Proper Signals Qualify As Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal offense that can result in severe criminal consequences. This offense involves a failure to safeguard other people or property from dangerous driving behavior. When a person drives their vehicle in a way that threatens the safety of others, reckless driving charges are likely appropriate under Virginia law…. Read More »

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Virginia Truck Driver Faces Reckless Driving Charge For Accident In Loudoun County

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A truck driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after allegedly causing a crash that resulted in four injuries, according to an article by Loudoun Now. This incident occurred on Friday, July 23 at approximately 10 a.m., when the truck driver entered the Raven Rocks intersection on Route 7 and crashed into a passenger… Read More »

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What Is The Intersection Of Reckless Driving & Speeding In Virginia?

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Reckless driving operates as a basic catch-all offense under Virginia law. There is a general definition of what qualifies as reckless driving; in addition, Virginia law outlines numerous types of dangerous behaviors that also qualify as reckless driving. Particularly, there are two different ways that speeding can become reckless driving in Virginia. Before discussing… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With Reckless Driving & Manslaughter After Fatal Crash

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A Virginia man faces criminal charges for reckless driving and aggravated involuntary manslaughter after allegedly crashing into and killing a police officer, according to an article by FOX8. This incident occurred on January 14 at approximately 4 a.m. on Route 11, when the Virginia man allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into… Read More »

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Surveying 5 Variations Of Reckless Driving In Virginia

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense under Code of Virginia Section 46.2-852. This law prohibits any person from operating a motor vehicle in a way that threatens the safety of other people or property. Under Code of Virginia Section 46.2-868, reckless driving is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor or Class 6 felony. The… Read More »

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What Are The Consequences Of Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense in violation of Code of Virginia Section 46.2-853. This section prohibits any driver from operating a vehicle in a way that threatens the safety of people or property. Specific types of driving behavior are also classified as reckless driving under Virginia law, including failure to maintain control and… Read More »

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Is It Reckless Driving In Virginia To Fail To Yield Right-Of-Way?

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense under the Virginia Criminal Code. A person commits reckless driving if they operate a motor vehicle in a way that threatens the safety of other people or property. On top of this general prohibition against dangerous driving conduct, there are other versions of reckless driving under Virginia law…. Read More »

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