Don't Stand Up While Speeding

That advice may seem obvious. But an Arizona man is being charged with speeding, reckless driving, and some other civil charges for standing up while driving almost 80 miles per hour. This video clip is astounding:

If this driver was in Virginia, he’d probably be charged with general reckless driving, which alleges that he was driving in a way that endangered the life, limb, or property of another. He’d also probably be ticketed for not wearing his seat belt, a civil penalty of $25.

I’m honestly not sure if there’s a specific Virginia statute that penalizes standing up while driving. I doubt there is, since I don’t think many people would attempt this.

Andrew Flusche

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