Driving on a suspended or revoked license; causing death of another person, penalty. (HB1406)

Introduced By

Sen. Chris Head (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving on a suspended or revoked license and causing the death of another person; penalty. Provides that any person who drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner knowing his driver's license is suspended or revoked and causes an accident that results in the death of another person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/18/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100540D
12/18/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/22/2014Impact statement from VCSC (HB1406)
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice


Dwight, Becky and Skylar writes:

Thank you to Del.Chris Head for fighting to change this loop hole in VA Laws. My sister and her co worker died in a car accident 2 1/2 years ago caused by reckless, suspended driver. Due to the need for a change in VA Laws, he was not charged and will never be held ACCOUNTABLE for 2 deaths that he caused.
In Lexington Va, 2 years ago a suspended driver caused an accident that killed 2 children, one being her daughter. She was never charged with their deaths. Summer 2014, she hit and run bike rider Wes Wilmer and left him in a ditch.
Help make these driver accountable for their actions. I could share many more stories of drivers that have not been held accountable, instead I ask you to help change this law.
Write your Senator ask them to support laws to make our highways safer. Thank you