Reckless Driving In Virginia

Reckless driving in Virginia is a serious offense and is classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal charge in Virginia, which is the same classification as a Virginia DWI charge.  Reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal charge that may impact motorist insurance rates and can potentially impact security clearances for government contractors and Military and Law Enforcement personnel.

Reckless driving in Virginia penalties carries up to one year in jail, and/or up to $2,500 in fines.  Reckless driving carries the possibility of a suspension of driving privileges for up to 6 months. Reckless driving in Virginia also is a 6-point violation on your driving record.  Additionally, a conviction for Reckless Driving will stay on your record for 11 years.   Below are the reckless driving in Virginia violations and the number of years the conviction will stay on your record.

  • Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11      years)
  • Reckless driving – racing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing a school bus (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – with an obstructed view (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – generally (11 years)

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