Traffic violations can cause major problems for you including the fine associated with the offense, points against your driver’s license, suspension of your driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and even a negative impact on your employment if your job involves commercial driving. Some traffic violations such as reckless driving and hit-and-run can be punishable by jail time.
Reckless driving is defined under Virginia law as driving in a way that endangers yourself, others, or property. Excessive speeding is a common example of reckless driving. If you are driving 20 miles per hour above the speed limit, or above 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit, you could be charged with reckless driving by speed.
Reckless driving also includes such offenses as:
- Driving aggressively
- Failing to yield when entering a highway
- Failing to signal properly
- Passing a stopped school bus, racing
- Causing injury or death while racing
Reckless driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor under Virginia law, and as such can be punished by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine up to $2,500.00, as well as suspension of your driver’s license for up to six months.
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