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Reckless Driving By Driving With Obstructed View/Impaired Control In Virginia
Reckless Driving By Driving With Obstructed View/Impaired Control In Virginia
27 January 2021

Reckless Driving By Driving With Obstructed View/Impaired Control in Virginia is punished under Virginia Code §46.2-855. That law states:

Va Code §46.2-855. Driving with driver's view obstructed or control impaired.

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such number of persons, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

Under this law, there are two ways that you can be convicted of Reckless Driving By Driving With Obstructed View/Impaired Control. The police officer must be able to prove that you drove a vehicle that was loaded in the front seat with so much stuff or so many people that it either obstructed your front or side views outside the vehicle or interfered with your control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

For example, it is considered Reckless Driving By Driving With Obstructed View/Impaired Control in Virginia if you drive with two passengers in your front passenger seat and those passengers block your view outside the front-passenger side window or their legs get in the way of your gear shifter.

By Michael Huff, Esq.