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    What is the Vehicle Code?

    It's the state's statutory laws that apply to motor vehicles and drivers. The Virginia General Assembly wrote the vehicle code and is constantly updating it to protect the rights and safety of drivers. The code also applies to bicyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicle dealers. It's a comprehensive resource when you need to know what the laws are.

    The General Assembly has posted the motor vehicle code online, along with the rest of the Code of Virginia.

    You might be interested in Chapter 8, Regulation of Traffic. This is the section that contains all of the traffic laws.

    Other sections refer to titling and registering vehicles, driver's licenses, motor vehicle dealers, and penalties for violating the laws. These are just examples―there's so much more.

    Use the vehicle code to research the citation on your traffic ticket to better understand what you did wrong. Use it to defend yourself in court if necessary. You can also read through it to learn more about driving safely and legally. The legalese might be a bit confusing, but the code contains everything you need to know about how the laws apply to you.

    You can even search through the entire Code of Virginia online to find specifics. Remember that the General Assembly provides this as a public service, and it can't help with your legal questions. For that, you should consult an attorney.

    Check Your License Status

    Whenever you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the DMV. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

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