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Ask any driver about these two little words, and he or she can tell you that "Reckless Driving" is a phrase that no one wants to see stamped on his or her driving record. That said, how many of Virginia's 15 felony and misdemeanor reckless driving charges can the average driver name? We're not sure, but we imagine some of them might surprise you. Did you know, for example, that an officer can issue a ticket for reckless driving in a parking lot? Or for passing another vehicle on the crest of a hill? Here, dear driver, is a complete list of the violations eligible for reckless driving charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. (The numbers in parentheses represent the number of years that each conviction will remain on your DMV record.)
This list, as well as information about other "six-point violations," is available on the Department of Motor Vehicles' website.
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