In Virginia, reckless driving is categorized as anything above 80 miles per hour. One can also be charged with reckless driving if speeding occurs in excess of 20 or more miles over the posted speed limit. Other reckless driving violations include racing, failing to give a proper signal, or simply driving too fast for road conditions. There are many different reckless driving charges, all of which can result in fines and points on your license.
Reckless driving frequently causes some of the most dangerous of car accidents. It's often caused by distracted driving, excessive speeding and sometimes drug or alcohol use. It's difficult to imagine that any of that would occur with a DMV employee in the car, but inexperienced drivers are also more likely to lose control of their vehicles.
This accident was incredibly tragic, as no one's life should ever be at risk on the job. Our thoughts are with the victims family and friends.