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2011 SESSION

11103960D
HOUSE BILL NO. 2322
Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 12, 2011
A BILL to amend and reenact  46.2-862 and 46.2-878.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to speeding; reckless driving.
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Patron-- Carrico
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That  46.2-862 and 46.2-878.3 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty 90 miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.

46.2-878.3. Prepayment of fines for violations of speed limits.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Traffic Infractions and Uniform Fine Schedule adopted by the Supreme Court for prepayment of fines shall, in all instances where prepayment of a fine is permitted, include a fine of $6 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits provided for in this article up to and including 80 miles per hour and a fine of $50 per mile-per-hour in excess of 80 miles per hour. However, such Traffic Infractions and Uniform Fine Schedule shall include a fine of $7 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits for a violation of 46.2-873 and 46.2-878.1 and $8 per mile-per-hour in excess of posted speed limits for a violation of 46.2-878.2.