The following statutes define driving conduct which is considered to be reckless in Virginia. Reviewing the statute that you are charged under is the first step to determining how to defend your case.

Reckless Driving Statutes:

§ 46.2-852. Reckless driving; general rule.

§ 46.2-829. Approach of law-enforcement or fire-fighting vehicles, rescue vehicles, or ambulances; violation as failure to yield right-of-way.

§ 46.2-853. Driving vehicle which is not under control; faulty brakes.

§ 46.2-854. Passing on or at the crest of a grade or on a curve.

§ 46.2-855. Driving with driver’s view obstructed or control impaired.

§ 46.2-856. Passing two vehicles abreast.

§ 46.2-857. Driving two abreast in a single lane.

§ 46.2-858. Passing at a railroad grade crossing.

§ 46.2-859. Passing a stopped school bus; prima facie evidence.

§ 46.2-860. Failing to give proper signals.

§ 46.2-861. Driving too fast for highway and traffic conditions.

§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.

§ 46.2-863. Failure to yield right-of-way.

§ 46.2-864. Reckless driving on parking lots, etc.

§ 46.2-865. Racing; penalty.

§ 46.2-865.1. Injuring another or causing the death of another while engaging in a race; penalties.

§ 46.2-868. Reckless driving; penalties.