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How Is Reckless Driving Defined In Virginia?

There are 14 different ways someone could be considered driving recklessly and therefore, breaking the law. The most common way, is by speeding in excess of 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, or speeding 80 miles an hour regardless of whatever the speed limit was. That would be considered reckless driving by speed.

It considered reckless driving if someone is considered to have been doing something which would generally be endanger the life, limb and property of another.

Negligent Driving

Negligent driving involves wanton or careless driving, so that someone might have been endangered. It would the criminal version of reckless driving.

Aggressive Driving

A new offense, called aggressive driving, means a person was driving aggressively; changing lanes , cutting people off or when they were trying to change lanes, closed the gaps so they could not move and generally using a car in a threatening manner.

The Difference Between Aggressive And Reckless Driving

Reckless driving would usually involve doing something which would generally be considered careless, to the extent the person endangered others. Aggressive driving would refer to behavior where things were being done intentionally. The person would be driving so overtly and so offensively that they would be putting other people at risk. Both, are considered Class 1 Misdemeanors, which in Virginia  which could result in jail time.

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