Reckless Driving Virginia Uniform Summons Traffic

Is Reckless Driving A Crime?

Reckless driving is a criminal violation and it's a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. The maximum penalty for a first offense traffic violation is 6 months in jail, a $2500 fine and a 6 month loss of your driving privilege.

Most Virginia reckless driving tickets are based on speed alone. If you are driving at a speed of approximately 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit or driving over 80 miles per hour, you can be charged with reckless driving by speed.

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