By

Christopher Lovos
Virginia is infamous for being tough on drivers who break the law. There are many violations that can get your driver’s license suspended as a penalty. Some of these are merely civil violations while others are crimes. Many of these violations come with automatic suspensions upon being charged while others can carry suspension upon conviction....
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When you cross over into Prince William County from Fairfax County on Interstate 95, you may notice a sign that proclaims the stretch of road to be a “Highway Safety Corridor.” It promises higher fines and stepped-up enforcement for traffic violations in this area. Unless you have been pulled over for a violation in this...
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If you have driven on the roads of northern Virginia for any amount of time, you have most likely seen what you consider to be aggressive driving. Every day you can see cars driving 30 or 40 miles an hour over the speed limit, lane changes within a hair’s breadth of other cars, five lane...
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Everyone who drives in northern Virginia knows the frustration that often accompanies driving in the area. You see it every day – drivers cutting each other off, people driving on the shoulder of the road to get to an exit when traffic is stopped ahead of them, and many other behaviors that one typically thinks...
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Virginia has a very broad definition on the one hand for reckless driving and then also has very specific violations that are also enumerated as reckless driving in no less than 13 behavior-specific laws. Some have opined that Virginia uses its broad reckless driving provision as a catch-all for drivers whose behavior, to law enforcement...
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As previously examined in this blog, Virginia has a statute that gives a very broad definition of what constitutes reckless driving. It is so broad, in fact, that it seems that it gives carte blanche to police officers to charge drivers at the drop of a hat if they so choose. We are only talking...
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Reckless driving and improper driving sound very similar to your average driver. One is a very serious criminal charge and the other, however, is considered a traffic violation and punishable only by a fine. The difference is very slight but the results can be vastly different in scope and consequence. Reckless driving is defined in...
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Virginia has been slow to respond in reforming the Commonwealth’s distracted driving laws.  This basically means that Virginia has shown a more relaxed attitude towards cell phone use and texting while driving than many other jurisdictions. While the attitude is somewhat relaxed, especially in a state that is somewhat infamous for its tough traffic law...
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Virginia is infamous for its enforcement of the speed limit. According to the Virginia State Crime Commission, there is an average of 538,900 speeding charges in Virginia’s District Courts every year. Assuming no one gets more than one ticket per year (which we all know is not true), the math works out that almost ten...
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Virginia is known for being hard on drivers who fail to obey the law. The Commonwealth has laws that criminalize behavior that in many other jurisdictions, would result in a simple administrative ticket and points on your license. In other words, in Virginia you might end up spending time in jail for something that in...
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