The state of Virginia has some of the toughest penalties for speeding/reckless driving in the country. Motorists can receive fines, a criminal record, license suspensions, and even jail time for even relatively minor speeding infractions. But now, the state's transportation department is considering raising speed limits on some Virginia highways.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has stated that it may hike some speed limits on Interstates 81 and 64 in west central Virginia just northwest of Lynchburg. But VDOT officials stress that these limits will not be changed on all portions of these two interstates.
Areas Targeted For Increased Speed Limits
The parts of these two highways that are being mulled for an increase in speed limits are:
- I-81 in Botetourt County; and
- I-64 in Alleghany County
State police officials stress that a "highway safety corridor," where drivers cannot exceed 60 miles per hour, will remain intact on these interstates.
VDOT also says that it will ask for input from police agencies to determine if elevating the speed limit is feasible. The transportation department will also look at other factors, such as the number of interstate entrance and exit ramps and the frequency of accidents in targeted areas, before making a final decision on the speed limit issue.
Securing Legal Representation for a Virginia Speeding Ticket
Virginia Reckless Speeding Lawyer Bob Battle understands the drastic and unfair consequences that a conviction could have on both Virginia licensed motorists and out-of-state motorists caught in one of Virginia's "Yankee speed traps" as they drive through Virginia for business or vacation.
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.