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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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Loudoun County Police Search Ongoing for Reckless Driver in Stolen RV

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an apparent reckless driving incident, after an unknown perpetrator drove a smoking RV through Sterling, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. Law enforcement received reports of this incident on Sunday, August 2nd at approximately 2 a.m. The reports indicated that a person was driving… Read More »

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When Does Failing to Signal Become Reckless Driving in Virginia?

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On roads and highways across the Commonwealth of Virginia, drivers are required to use vehicle signals to indicate when they will turn, slow down, or stop. Any driver who disregards these requirements can face criminal charges for reckless driving. If convicted, a reckless driving offender can face prison time and severe criminal fines. Required… Read More »

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Virginia Institutes New Rules for Careless & Reckless Driving

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On July 1, 2020, several new Virginia laws took effect, creating rules against careless driving and increasing the penalty for certain reckless driving offenses, according to an article by NBC12. More specifically, Senate Bill 437 instituted rules against careless driving to protect “vulnerable road users.” At the same time, House Bill 885 increased the… Read More »

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Does Failing to Yield Right-of-Way Qualify as Reckless Driving in Virginia?

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Under Virginia law, reckless driving is a traffic offense that prohibits certain types of dangerous driving behaviors. From a general standpoint, reckless driving occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle in a way that endangers other people or property. Any person who commits reckless driving in Virginia can face severe criminal punishment. On… Read More »

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Virginian Man Charged with Reckless Driving & Eluding Police in Leesburg

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Law enforcement officers arrested a 23-year-old Virginian man for reckless driving and eluding police after a brief chase in Leesburg, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The incident occurred in the morning of Friday, June 19th,when Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies allegedly saw the Virginian man blast through several red lights and… Read More »

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What are Several Common Types of Reckless Driving in Virginia?

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Under Virginia law, reckless driving is an offense that carries the possibility of severe criminal penalties. From a general standpoint, reckless driving occurs whenever a driver puts other people or property in danger of harm. Any person who commits reckless driving in Virginia is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. If convicted, a reckless… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Against Aggressive, Improper & Reckless Driving

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has a vested interest in promoting safe driving on all highways and other roads within state boundaries. When drivers operate their vehicles dangerously, or even recklessly, it can result in harm to other people or property damage. Consequently, Virginia law prohibits any person from engaging in aggressive, improper, or reckless… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driving Hospitalizes Two with Severe Injuries

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A 34-year-old man from Broadway, Virginia, faces criminal charges for reckless driving after causing an accident that hospitalized two victims with severe injuries, according to an article by ABC affiliate WHSV. This incident occurred just before 3 a.m. on Monday, April 6th, in Rockingham County on Interstate 81. The Broadway man was driving his… Read More »

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Legal Primer: Reckless Driving Under Virginia Criminal Law

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In the interest of public health and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia imposes strict rules and regulations for driving conduct. Accordingly, Virginia laws against reckless driving impose severe penalties for dangerous driving conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to: confinement, fines, and license suspension. What is Reckless Driving in Virginia? Code of Virginia Section… Read More »

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Virginia Senate Approves Bill to Adjust Reckless Driving Laws

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The Virginia Senate approved a bill that aims to increase the threshold for certain reckless driving offenses, according to an article by WTOP. In a 25-14 vote, the Virginia Senate pushed for an adjustment of the excessive speeding variation of reckless driving. If the Virginia House approves this bill as well, drivers would have… Read More »

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