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Reckless driving in Virginia may be more serious than you think

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest traffic periods of the year in Virginia and nationwide. While most people will abide by the rules of the road, this will not stop police from being on high alert for those they believe are committing traffic offenses, particularly reckless driving. And, reckless driving can encompass actions that motorists may not initially consider to be very serious.

Under §46.2-852 of the Code of Virginia, regardless of the posted speed limit, motorists on highways in the Commonwealth who operate their vehicles in a way that puts the life, limb or property of another in danger can be charged with reckless driving. When people think of reckless driving, they may think of very dangerous behaviors, such as crossing over the double yellow line to pass multiple vehicles, driving extremely aggressively or even driving while intoxicated. However, people may be surprised to hear that driving even as much as 11 miles per hour over the posted speed limit could be considered reckless driving.

Do you need to tell your boss if you get a DUI?

As if the penalties for driving under the influence were not rough enough, thinking about telling your boss about the incident could put you over the edge.

DUIs are not uncommon. In Virginia, there were over 7,000  alcohol-related crashes in 2016. While they are common, it can still be hard to deal with. Is it necessary to inform a current employer of your DUI?

College hazing: Illegal in Virginia

Being accused of hazing someone in connection to a fraternity, sorority or some other school club or organization is not a minor thing here in Virginia. It can lead to a college student facing major consequences.

This includes criminal charges. This is because state law makes it a crime to commit hazing activities that cause bodily injury to a student.

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