Improper driving; driving without full attention to operation of vehicle. (HB978)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Improper driving. Provides that a person is guilty of improper driving if he drives without (i) giving his full time and attention to the operation of the vehicle or (ii) keeping the vehicle under proper control at all times. Current law allows a court to lower a charge of reckless driving to improper driving but does not allow law enforcement to charge a person with improper driving, under the bill, a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $500. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104178D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 1-N)
02/11/2020Left in Transportation