WHAT IS RECKLESS DRIVING IN VIRGINIA?
Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor criminal charge in Virginia. If your speed was either 20 miles over the speed limit, or if you were going at a speed over 80 miles per hour, then your “speeding ticket” is likely a Virginia Uniform Summons for Reckless Driving. And so, what looks like a regular speeding ticket may be much more than just a lot of points on your driving record. Reckless Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor under Virginia VA Code § 46.2-862 “Exceeding speed limit” – the same level of offense in Virginia as a DUI, assault, or larceny charge. That yellow ticket that you signed is actually an alternative version of an arrest for reckless driving. RECKLESS DRIVING ISN’T THE EVERYDAY SPEEDING TICKET. This charge frequently appears as “82-1-6″ on a Fairfax Driving Summons.