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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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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

By Simms Showers LLP |

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?

By Simms Showers LLP |

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?

By Simms Showers LLP |

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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How Does Speeding In Virginia Become Reckless Driving?

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Many traffic violations in Virginia are basic civil offenses that normally result in a fine, including minor offenses like speeding tickets. That is not the case with reckless driving. This dangerous traffic violation can result in criminal fines and confinement. In certain speeding cases, there is a very fine line between reckless driving and… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest Canadian Truck Driver for Reckless Driving

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The Virginia State Police arrested a Canadian truck driver for reckless driving and felony hit-and-run, according to an article by CBS 19 News. Official reports state that the truck driver was operating a tractor-trailer on Interstate 64. At the same time, a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) worker was stopped on the shoulder to… Read More »

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Can I Face Reckless Driving Charges for Passing Vehicles in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Under Virginia law, reckless driving is a criminal offense that involves dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. When a driver creates a risk of property damage or physical injury, it likely qualifies as reckless driving in Virginia. From a punishment standpoint, reckless driving is typically charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. A… Read More »

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