When a person in Virginia exceeds the speed limit in a vehicle, he/she will be given a uniform summons which may be considered as reckless driving rather than a mere uniform summons if the person exceeds the speed limit by 20 miles per hour or exceeds the speed of 80 miles per hour. The length of the period in which the uniform summons stays in the convicted person’s history depends on the type of the uniform summons. If the ticket is a general uniform summons then the period for it stay on the record will be short while if it was a reckless driving ticket then the period will be much longer.
Usually, demerits stay on a person’s history for two years. This means that after two years, demerits for driving tickets are removed from Virginia’s driving motor vehicle’s record. People usually misunderstand this by thinking that the case is the same with Virginia’s driving record. The period for which a speeding ticket lasts on your Virginia’s driving record depends on the seriousness of the violation
The period ranges from three years to an unfixed number of years which may last forever.
Reckless driving is from the cases where the ticket stays on the driver’s driving motor vehicle’s record for more than two years as it is considered as a serious offense which may lead to one year in jail. The period ranges from five to 11 years depending on the case of reckless driving. If the case is where the driver exceeds the posted time limit on signs by 20 miles per hour or more then the ticket will remain on the driver’s DMV (driving motor vehicle) history for five years. If it is the other case where the driver exceeds the general limit of 80 miles per hour then the issued ticket will remain on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years which is the usual case for most reckless driving tickets.
It is advisable to check the driver’s history after the certain period to which a uniform summons remains on a driver’s DMV history has ended to make sure that there is no mistake in the dates of the incidents for which the uniform summons are issued. The driver’s history could be obtained in three ways:
- By using the internet and applying to an account so that the driver has a choice to get the record that is free of charge or the payable record. The free of charge record states that if the driving license is valid or not, the number of demerit points and if there are any locations inaccessible by the driver if he/she uses a vehicle to go there. The other choice is the payable record. This record includes the information mention on a free-charged record and additional information like the location and time of incidents where tickets were issued to the driver. The fee for the payable record is $7.00;
- By going to the nearest DMV service centre; and
- By asking for the record through his/her mail.
A uniform summons stays on the driver’s Virginia driving record for a period of 11 years if the conviction was for exceeding the speed limit of 80 miles per hour and stays five hours if the conviction was for exceeding the posted sign limit by 20 miles per hour.
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