Reckless driving; removes driving in excess of 80 mph, etc. (HB1371)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Morrissey (I-Highland Springs)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exceeding speed limit; reckless driving.  Removes driving in excess of 80 mph regardless of the applicable speed limit as an instance of reckless driving. Amends § 46.2-862, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 12/10/2012 Committee
  • 12/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101362D
  • 12/10/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/07/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/09/2013 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/05/2013 Left in Courts of Justice


Rick Blaine writes:

I've yet to drive on a stretch of road in Virginia that 80 MPH is a safe speed. These roads aren't built to autobahn or other highspeed European road standards. Turn radii, surfacing, use of hand held telephones and the general lack of driver education in Virginia and the US makes this a lose-lose proposition.