Special Thanks to FMR6092USMC who informed me about this news story.
Reckless Driving Rule Still the Same After Speed Increase
Posted: Nov 04, 2010 10:10 PM EDT
Reporter: Mark Kelly l Videographer: Sally Delta Goin
Lynchburg, VA - On some sections of Virginia interstate, the speed limit is now 70 miles per hour, but you don't want to go much faster than that.
Statewide, if you're caught going 80, you won't get a speeding ticket, you'll be charged with reckless driving!
A lot of people think it's time for that to change. And state legislators say they will introduce legislation to change reckless driving to 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.
"It's not the actual amount of speed. It's that you are so much exceeding what's deemed to be safe for that particular section of the roadway. That's what we then decide is reckless driving," said Delegate Scott Garrett.
Legislators point out officers have a certain amount of discretion when writing a ticket.
^^I laughed when I read this, bs Hellginia cops write you for what they clocked you at if you go over 80 or 20 over the PSL.
Hellginia people might finally be starting to wake up. I still show much hate for the state, but 90 is much better then 80 reckless driving. If this passes North Carolina is the worst state on speeding penalties next to Hellginia.