Improper driving; penalty. (SB1406)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Improper driving; penalty. Provides that any person who drives a vehicle on any highway while failing to provide the attention necessary for the safe operation of the vehicle but when such conduct does not constitute reckless driving is guilty of improper driving. The bill provides that improper driving is a punishable as a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of $300. Current law establishes a mechanism by which a person charged with reckless driving may be found guilty of improper driving and not guilty of reckless driving or an attorney for the Commonwealth may reduce a charge of reckless driving to improper driving. The bill leaves that current mechanism in place. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103061D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1406)
01/25/2017Rereferred from Transportation (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/30/2017Committee substitute printed to LIS only 17104841D-S1
01/30/2017Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)