SB63: Reckless driving; raises threshold for speeding.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact §§ 46.2-862 and 46.2-878.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to reckless driving; exceeding speed limit.
[S 63]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 46.2-862 and 46.2-878.3 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.

A person shall be is guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty 85 miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.

§ 46.2-878.3. Prepayment of fines for violations of speed limits.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Traffic Infractions and Uniform Fine Schedule adopted by the Supreme Court for prepayment of fines shall, in all instances where prepayment of a fine is permitted, include a fine of $6 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits provided for in this article. However, such Traffic Infractions and Uniform Fine Schedule shall include a fine of $7 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits for a violation of §§ 46.2-873 and 46.2-878.1 and $8 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits for a violation of § 46.2-878.2. Any person who drives a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 80 miles per hour but below 86 miles per hour on any highway in the Commonwealth having a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour shall be subject to an additional fine of $100.


SENATE BILL NO. 63
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Transportation
on February 20, 2020)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Suetterlein)
A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 46.2-862 and 46.2-878.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to reckless driving; exceeding speed limit.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 46.2-862 and 46.2-878.3 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.

A person shall be is guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty 85 miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.

§ 46.2-878.3. Prepayment of fines for violations of speed limits.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Traffic Infractions and Uniform Fine Schedule adopted by the Supreme Court for prepayment of fines shall, in all instances where prepayment of a fine is permitted, include a fine of $6 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits provided for in this article. However, such Traffic Infractions and Uniform Fine Schedule shall include a fine of $7 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits for a violation of §§ 46.2-873 and 46.2-878.1 and $8 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits for a violation of § 46.2-878.2. Any person who drives a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 80 miles per hour but below 86 miles per hour on any highway in the Commonwealth having a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour shall be subject to an additional fine of $100.

SENATE BILL NO. 63

Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled November 20, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-862 of the Code of Virginia, relating to reckless driving; exceeding speed limit.
Patron-- Suetterlein

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 46.2-862 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.

A person shall be is guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty 85 miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.