Drunk driving crashes that occur in Virginia are somewhat different from other car crashes. These all-to-frequent crashes can result in serious injuries, loss of life and property damage. Preliminary data for 2019 from the Commonwealth of Virginia indicate that 6,511 crashes involved alcohol. These crashes resulted in 176 fatalities and 4,052 injuries. [Read more…]
Aggressive driving can be seen every day somewhere in Virginia, but few of us call it aggressive driving. We might call it dangerous, stupid, reckless, or childish. The colloquial designation is “road rage.”
Under Virginia Law, aggressive driving is distinguished from reckless driving. The basis of the distinction is the intention of the driver’s actions. Aggressive driving is any behavior that is intended to “harass, intimidate, injure, or obstruct” other drivers. The same behavior may be considered reckless driving without this intent.