Virginia Traffic Laws Reckless Driving Violation Codes

Traffic Laws

There are many trfc rules that can cause a person to lose their license, lose their security clearance or lose their freedom.

Some of the different trfc rules that a driver has to pay particular attention to are:

  • RD rules
  • DUI rules
  • speeding ticket rules
  • driving on suspended license rules

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

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

If you are charged with violating one or more of the different trfc rules, contact the SRIS Law Group lawyers for help.

Our attorneys have defended thousands of clients of clients charged with violating one or more of the different trfc rules stated above.

The following are some of the questions clients ask us about the different trfc rules:

How do I learn more about the different trfc rules?
Why are the trfc rules so harsh?
What are the trfc rules about RD?
Where can I get the trfc vio codes?
What are the trfc vio fines?
Are all the trfc rules and fines the same?
Are most of the trfc rules about speeding?
Which trfc rules code am I accused of violating?
Is the trfc law 46.2-862 really a crime?
Why do the trfc rules make most trfc offense a crime?
How many trfc vio points can I accrue before I lose my license?
Are the Virginia Beach trfc rules different from the Fairfax trfc rules?

The following are some of the rules:

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 trfc 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 trfc 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 RD 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.