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Virginia Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Virginia -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Driving motor vehicle...while intoxicated (VA Code 18.2-266)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Driving without license prohibited; penalties (VA Code 46.2-300)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Proof of insurance required (VA Code 46.2-706)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Owner to secure registration (VA Code 46.2-600)
Illegal U-Turn Limitation on U-turns (VA Code 46.2-845)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents; duty of driver to stop (VA Code 46.2-894)
Mechanical Violations Motor Vehicle and Equipment Safety (VA Code Title 46.2, Ch. 10)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving (VA Code 46.2-852)
Reckless driving; penalties (VA Code 46.2-868)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Traffic lights; penalty (VA Code 46.2-833)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety lap belts and shoulder harnesses (VA Code 46.2-1094)
Child restraint devices (VA Code 46.2-1095)
Speeding Maximum speed limits generally (VA Code 46.2-870)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Motor Vehicle and Equipment Safety (VA Code Title 46.2, Ch. 10)

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