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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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Examining Virginia Traffic Data for Reckless Driving & Speeding

By Simms Showers LLP |

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

By Simms Showers LLP |

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

By Simms Showers LLP |

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

By Simms Showers LLP |

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?

By Simms Showers LLP |

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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Teenage Driver Injures Virginia Police Officer While Driving Recklessly

By Simms Showers LLP |

A teenage driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after striking and injuring a law enforcement officer who was conducting a DUI checkpoint, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. This auto accident occurred in the morning of Tuesday, August 6th on History Land Highway. At that point, a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy… Read More »

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When Does Passing Another Vehicle Become Reckless Driving in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, is it unlawful to engage in reckless driving that puts other people or property in danger. In addition to this general rule, there are also more specific laws against reckless driving, in order to preserve public safety of state roadways. For example, Virginia law prohibits drivers from passing other… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driver Kills 4 & Injures 7 in Church Van Crash

By Simms Showers LLP |

A Norfolk truck driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving in Virginia after smashing into a church van and causing four deaths and seven injuries, according to an article by WAVY. This auto accident occurred on May 28th at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Route 460 in Dinwiddie County. According to statements from the Virginia… Read More »

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Dissecting 5 Common Varieties of Reckless Driving in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Commonwealth of Virginia has a vested interest in preserving safe highways and other roadways. When a person operates a motor vehicle in such a way that endangers other people or property, it is considered reckless driving. Under Virginia law, reckless driving is punishable as misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. To understand… Read More »

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