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What Is Virginia’s Move Over Law? (Part B)

What happens if I don't move over?

According to the Code of Virginia, a violation of Virginia's move over law shall be punishable as a traffic infraction. A second or subsequent violation, however, "when such violation involves a vehicle with flashing, blinking, or alternating blue or red lights," shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Additionally, if the violation results in damage to the property of another person, the court may order the suspension of the driver's privilege to operate a motor vehicle for not more than 1 year.

If the violation results in an injury or death to another person, the court may, in addition to any other penalty imposed, order the suspension of the driver's privilege to operate a motor vehicle for not more than 2 years.

Again, if you feel you have been unfairly charged with a violation Virginia's move over law, you can fight the charge with the help of a Virginia reckless driving attorney.

What is the Move It law?

Different from Virginia's move over law, Virginia's move it law requires drivers who are in fender benders with no significant injuries to move their vehicles from travel lanes. Otherwise, traffic may back up, which may cause other crashes and serious personal injuries.

According to Virginia's move it law, "If the driver is capable of safely doing so and the vehicle is movable, (you) may move the vehicle from the roadway to prevent obstructing the regular flow of traffic."

How can a Virginia reckless driving attorney help me?

's move over law is subject to interpretation, because it is not always a viable option to move over on an interstate highway. If you feel you have been unfairly charged with a violation of this law, you should get the professional help of a Virginia reckless driving attorney. An attorney can investigate your case, and may do what it takes to beat an unreasonable charge.

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If you have been ticketed for Reckless Driving Speeding in Virginia, there is no time to waste! Get a free copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, The Shocking Truth About Reckless Driving/Speeding in Virginia. Or, contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

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