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Reckless Driving - Driving Two Abreast

§ 46.2-857. Driving two abreast in a single lane

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives any motor vehicle so as to be abreast of another vehicle in a lane designed for one vehicle, or drives any motor vehicle so as to travel abreast of any other vehicle traveling in a lane designed for one vehicle. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit two two-wheeled motorcycles from traveling abreast while traveling in a lane designated for one vehicle. In addition, this section shall not apply to (i) any validly authorized parade, motorcade, or motorcycle escort; (ii) a motor vehicle traveling in the same lane of traffic as a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped; nor shall it apply to (iii) any vehicle when lawfully overtaking and passing one or more vehicles traveling in the same direction in a separate lane.

Virginia Reckless Driving THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Reckless Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine not to exceed $2,500.00.
  • Reckless Driving is a six (6) point offense
  • Reckless Driving stays on a driving record for 11 years.
  • Reckless Driving on a criminal record remains for the rest of you life.
  • You can perform MITIGATION EFFORTS prior to court in an effort to minimize the charge or the punishment. Click here.

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