Aggressive Driving

Virginia drivers can be arrested when their behavior behind the wheel is a hazard to others with the intent to harass, intimidate, injure or obstruct another person and when they commit at least one of the following:

  • failure to drive on the right side of the highway,
  • failure to drive in lanes marked for vehicle traffic,
  • following too closely,
  • failure to yield the right of way,
  • failure to obey traffic control devices,
  • passing on the right,
  • speeding, or
  • stopping [unnecessarily in a travel lane] on a highway.

Aggressive driving is a Class 2 misdemeanor; however, aggressive driving with the intent to injure another person becomes a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $2,500 fine, a year in jail, or both.

To learn more, read the full law.

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