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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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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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Virginia Reckless Driving: Where Speeding Can Become Criminal

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The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes that speeding is an extremely dangerous behavior that can result in property damage, physical injury, and even death. That is why certain types of speeding can result in criminal charges for reckless driving, which features extremely harsh penalties. In most cases, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor. If… Read More »

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Virginia Police Officer Faces Reckless Driving Charges for Excessive Speeding

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A Virginia police officer from Augusta County faces charges for reckless driving after excessively speeding while responding to a crime, according to an article by NBC 12. This incident occurred on Sunday, January 5th, at approximately midnight. That is when police officers mobilized to respond to reports of an alleged armed robbery at a… Read More »

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What are Several Common Penalties for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

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Under Virginia law, reckless driving is a criminal offense that involves dangerous behavior on the roads. Generally speaking, reckless driving occurs when a driver creates a risk of property damage, physical injury, or death. Though Virginia law also establishes many specific types of reckless driving, such as operating a vehicle with faulty brakes. The… Read More »

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Examining Virginia Traffic Data for Reckless Driving & Speeding

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Across Virginia in 2018, approximately 500,000 people received speeding tickets and 120,000 people faced reckless driving charges, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTVR. Parsing out last year’s case data from the Virginia General District Courts, approximately 98 percent of speeding tickets were for driving at least 10 miles per hour above the… Read More »

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Truck Driver Faces Virginia Reckless Driving Charges After Deadly Accident

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A Virginia truck driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after causing a fatal accident in Surry County, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. This truck accident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th. At that time, the truck driver was heading east on Colonial Trail (Route 10), just west… Read More »

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Truck Driver Charged with Reckless Driving After Fatal Crash in Virginia

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A Tennessee truck driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after causing two fatalities in Roanoke County, according to an article by ABC affiliate WSET. This truck accident occurred on Wednesday, October 2nd, on Interstate 81 near mile marker 134. At approximately 6 p.m., the truck driver was operating a tractor-trailer on the northbound… Read More »

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Dissecting 6 Common Types of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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To ensure safety on roadways across the commonwealth, Virginia enforces rigorous laws against reckless driving and equivalently hazardous behavior. Under Virginia law, reckless driving generally occurs when a driver places other people or property in jeopardy of harm. On top of this general standard, Virginia law also features an assortment of specific laws against… Read More »

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Two Virginia Drivers Charged for Reckless Driving in Fatal Accident

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Two Virginia drivers now face criminal charges for reckless driving after causing an auto accident that killed two people, according to an article by WTOP. This traffic accident occurred on August 24th at approximately 11 a.m. on Interstate 66. The resulting crash — which occurred on the westbound lanes near exit 53 — ended… Read More »

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Does Virginia Classify Racing as a Reckless Driving Offense?

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From a general standpoint, reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal offense that involves a clear risk of physical harm or property damage. In addition to this overarching rule, Virginia law also labels specific types of dangerous driving conduct as reckless driving. One specific type of reckless driving is racing, which is a prearranged,… Read More »

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