What is the definition of Reckless Driving in Virginia?

Under Virginia Motor Vehicle Code, the name Reckless Driving includes numerous diverse acts, so the response to this question is fairly extensive. The two types of Reckless Driving cases are usually charged in Virginia as Reckless Driving based on speed (46.2-862) and Reckless Driving based on being in an accident (46.2-852 or 46.2-853). Even though the majority of the statutes dealing with Reckless Driving offenses in Virginia put out acts which are relatively specific. There are a few Reckless Driving offenses in Virginia which are indistinguishable. Numerous sections of Virginia’s Motor Vehicle Code which pact with Reckless Driving in Virginia are set out below:

46.2-852 is the catch-all statute that says that irrespective of speed limits, driving a motor vehicle on public roads in a system that endangers other people or property it is Reckless Driving in Virginia.

46.2-853 says it is Reckless Driving in Virginia to drive a vehicle which is not an appropriate control or has inefficient adjusted brakes.

46.2-854 defines Reckless Driving in Virginia as passing another vehicle approaching the crest of a hill or a curve where the view is foiled.

46.2-855 makes it Reckless Driving in Virginia to drive with the outlook to the front or sides hindered or to drive while something or someone is interfering with the driver’s control of the driving mechanism.

46.2-856 indicates that transient or attempting to pass two vehicles side by side is Reckless Driving in Virginia.

46.2-857 says driving alongside another vehicle in a lane designed for one vehicle is Reckless Driving in Virginia.

46.2-858 defines Reckless Driving in Virginia as passing another vehicle at a railroad crossing or at a joint.

46.2-859 includes within the description of Reckless Driving in Virginia, the act of passing a stationed school bus underneath firm circumstances.

46.2-860 says failing to give satisfactory and well-timed signals of the intent to turn, slow or stop is Reckless Driving in Virginia.

46.2-861 is another catch-all code section, making it the crime of Reckless Driving in Virginia to go beyond a sensible speed considering the conditions and traffic at the time.

46.2-862 is the Reckless Driving offense in Virginia dealing with speed – making it Reckless Driving to drive at a speed 20 mph over the speed limit, or more than 80 mph.

46.2-863 describes the conditions below which failing to give in the right amount to Reckless Driving in Virginia.

46.2-864 is a twist on the catch-all offense set out in 46.2-852, in that it moreover makes illegal and defines as Reckless Driving in Virginia any driving which endangers people or property, but where 46.2-852 is partial to process on public roads, 46.2-864 includes churches, schools, recreational facilities, business property, roads under construction, etc.

46.2-865 discusses racing as Reckless Driving in Virginia.