Survey: 1 in 11 Virginians have received a reckless driving ticket

In Virginia, any speed over 80 miles per hour is considered reckless driving. Any speed 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit is also reckless driving.

Reckless driving tickets are more common in Virginia than any other state, as illustrated by the following Google keyword search data:


In order to get an idea of just how many Virginians have received a reckless driving ticket, we asked 1,000 of them whether they had. The results are displayed in the infographic below:

virginia-reckless-driving-survey-infographic Source survey data

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