Reckless driving is mostly termed as “a crime involving over speeding, not obeying signs and signals or distracted driving”. In Virginia, mental state of a person does not matter, but rather a combination of careless actions are considered as reckless driving. In some cases, charges are not clear cut and lots of other factors affect the situation such as “Reckless Driving by Accident”. Reckless driving is one of the most offensive and dangerous crime around the globe. According to the Virginia law, in general reckless driving rule, which comes under the code 46.2-852. According to this rule any person who is driving and recklessly and putting the life, limb or property of any person in danger, regardless the speed limit allowed, that person will be guilty of reckless driving. There are more than 20 driving charges in Virginia law. The most common actions that result in receiving a reckless driving ticket are:
- Driving a vehicle that is not under control
- Over speeding
- Danger to life, limb, or property
- Reckless driving by control impaired or obstructed view
- Improper and incorrect use of lights
- Crossing the traffic lights
- Abruptly changing lanes
According to the Virginia law, reckless driving is an offensive crime and therefore there is a high punishment for such a crime. According to law, person accused of reckless driving will have to bear the following punishments,
- Maximum fine penalty of $2500
- Normal fine somewhere from $250 to $350
- Jail for at least half year but it can be up to one year
- Suspension of driving license for 6 months or so
Mostly a person accused of reckless driving is charged by the two points globally. In other countries these points remain in the record for 3 years. But in case of US government and then specifically in the case of Virginia, these rules are even stricter. Therefore when a person commits such a crime in USA then he/she will be accused of six determinant points. And these points will remain in the record for at least eleven years. Court also sentences extra penalties and fine due to previous driving record of the respective driver. That’s why these points can affect the future driving record of the driver. But in some cases driver can raise his/her voice against the punishments to lessen the nature of the consequences. This can be done by presenting previous records.
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