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Virginia Traffic Laws

There are many traffic laws in Virginia that can cause a person to lose their license, lose their security clearance or lose their freedom.

Some of the different Virginia traffic laws that a driver in Virginia has to pay particular attention to are:

  • Virginia reckless driving laws
  • Virginia DUI laws
  • Virginia speeding ticket laws
  • Virginia driving on suspended license laws

Most Virginia traffic ticket convictions will result in points on your driving record.  The Virginia DMV monitors the number of points on your driving record.  Accumulate too many points and the Virginia DMV will administratively suspend your driving privilege in Virginia .

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Certain Virginia traffic law violations are classified as a class 1 misdemeanor.   A class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia  is the most serious misdemeanor crime in Virginia .  This means a reckless driving ticket in Virginia or a DUI in Virginia is as serious as a Possession of Marijuana charge or Assault & Battery in Virginia , etc.

If you are charged with violating one or more of the different Virginia traffic laws, contact the SRIS Law Group Virginia traffic defense lawyers for help.

Our Virginia traffic defense attorneys have defended thousands of clients of clients charged with violating one or more of the different Virginia traffic laws stated above.

The following are some of the traffc laws in Virgina:

Virginia Traffic Law § 46.2-870. Maximum speed limits generally.

Except as otherwise provided in this article, the maximum speed limit shall be 55 miles per hour on interstate highways or other limited access highways with divided roadways, nonlimited access highways having four or more lanes, and all state primary highways.

The maximum speed limit on all other highways shall be 55 miles per hour if the vehicle is a passenger motor vehicle, bus, pickup or panel truck, or a motorcycle, but 45 miles per hour on such highways if the vehicle is a truck, tractor truck, or combination of vehicles designed to transport property, or is a motor vehicle being used to tow a vehicle designed for self-propulsion, or a house trailer.

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the maximum speed limit shall be 70 miles per hour where indicated by lawfully placed signs, erected subsequent to a traffic engineering study and analysis of available and appropriate accident and law-enforcement data, on: (i) interstate highways, (ii) multilane, divided, limited access highways, and (iii) high-occupancy vehicle lanes if such lanes are physically separated from regular travel lanes. The maximum speed limit shall be 60 miles per hour where indicated by lawfully placed signs, erected subsequent to a traffic engineering study and analysis of available and appropriate accident and law-enforcement data, on U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 58, U.S. Route 360, U.S. Route 460, and on U.S. Route 17 between the town of Port Royal and Saluda where they are nonlimited access, multilane, divided highways.

§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.

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