Due to the recent sudden increase in the ticket prices on the air travelling now people e are turning more and more towards the travelling by road as it is much cheaper and is more enjoyable. In the past it is recorded that the interstate travelling has been comprised of 79 percent of road traveling and only 11 percent is by planes. Virginia has been an attraction to a lot of tourists as it has several monuments and ancient and attractive buildings and sceneries which promote tourism and its estimated to bring 21 billion dollars back in 2012.
But unfortunately due to the zero tolerance policy of reckless driving in Virginia not only the residents are charged but also if the tourists are caught while breaking traffic laws the charges need to be imposed as it is considered as a severe crime in Virginia. If unfortunately you are a visitor or just a temporary resident and just for a short duration then and find yourself being charged for reckless driving then in that situation the best option s to contact the defense lawyer as soon as possible who can later explain you the charges both in the Virginia and out of the state at home which can be later analyzed and the best outcome can be found for you.
Reckless driving a very general definition is that is considered driving in such a way in which you take the risk of endangering the lives of others with you as well as yourself and also take the chance to damage the property of others. The most common acts of reckless driving are over speeding, getting involved into accidents, passing or over taking a school vehicle or an emergency vehicle in a careless manner. Such carelessness on the road is not take lightly and full strict acting is taken against the person and the guilty person has to face charges such as one year in prison, 2500 dollars, suspension of driver’s license and etc.
If you are from a state other than Virginia then in that case you don’t have to worry because almost all the states have signed interstate pact of driver license pact in which it is stated that if you are driving in Virginia and you are violating a traffic rule then it will be written on your record and then sent to your home town and then according to the punishments of your home town you will be punish not the charges of Virginia. Same is the case with when you commit reckless driving. You will get the same amount of demerit points as in your home town for the accused crime. In Virginia if the recklessness is a bit serious then the local judge can confiscate your license for around 10 days to 6 months and you won’t be allowed to drive. If you are caught driving while has your license suspended even out of Virginia you will have to face further penalties and charges. Almost all the states are already a part of this pact except of some like Tennessee, and Wisconsin and etc.