The biggest mistake Virginia drivers make is thinking that a reckless driving charge is not a big deal. Virginia has high reckless driving rates nationwide. For every 10,000 drivers on the road, there are 68.6 reckless drivers. That is 279% above the national average. In 2019, there were over 24,000 reported speed-related crashes in Virginia. These incidents resulted in more than 13,000 injuries and 349 fatalities. Reckless driving endangers yourself, your passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians.