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Old 07-31-2014, 02:32 AM
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Originally Posted by Erix View Post
Does this still apply if the posted speed limit is 70? I always thought reckless driving was 25 over,...guess not in VA. If so, over half the people on I-81 (and 66 west of Gainesville) are driving recklessly.

It's 20 over or anything over 80 mph. Officers can, and do, write speeding instead of reckless driving most of the time when someone is 20 over or above 80 but we only hear from those facing the RD charge.

***I should qualify this. On my former department this was true. Obviously I can't speak for the entire state.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:59 AM
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It's pretty obvious how strict VA is with reckless driving. It seems that everyone driving 495 in VA goes 70 or below, but once I cross the Woodrow Wilson bridge it's like I've suddenly entered a Nascar circuit.
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