Is improper driving a moving violation?
I got a ticket for reckless driving in Virginia but have an otherwise clean record. The judge reduced my ticket to improper driving—does that still count as a moving violation?
Cassandra Hamilton · Answered on Oct 14, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Improper driving is a charge unique to Virginia that can only occur when a reckless driving ticket has been reduced. Still, improper driving is considered a moving violation.
A Virginia reckless driving ticket can cause your car insurance rates to skyrocket on top of steep fines and possible jail time, so it’s great that you got your ticket reduced!
It’s easy to avoid a reckless driving or improper driving conviction if you slow down, follow traffic laws, and remain courteous to other drivers.
Every insurance company evaluates your driving record using a different formula, but moving violations can often lead to increased insurance rates. If you feel you’re overpaying for car insurance, use the Jerry app to find great coverage at a lower rate! Jerry is a licensed insurance broker app that compares competitive quotes from over 50 top insurance companies and helps you switch policies once you make your pick.
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