Reckless driving; exceeding speed limit. (SB1578)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit. Amends § 46.2-862, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101770D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2019Reported from Transportation (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1578)
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 1-N)
02/19/2019Left in Courts of Justice


Wayne Wilcox writes:

Bad idea all around. Speed is the leading killer on our roads. Winking at ridiculously high speeds will only increase the problem.

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