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Code of Virginia
Title 46.2. Motor Vehicles
2/23/2018

Title 46.2. Motor Vehicles (2017 Updates)

  • Subtitle I. General Provisions; Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Chapter 1. General Provisions
    • § 46.2-100
      Definitions
      § 46.2-116
      Registration with Department of Criminal Justice Services required for tow truck drivers; penalty
  • Chapter 2. Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Article 1. Powers and Duties of Department, Generally
    • § 46.2-204
      Medical Advisory Board
      § 46.2-208
      Records of Department; when open for inspection; release of privileged information
      § 46.2-212.1
      Payments by payment devices
      § 46.2-221.2
      Extension of expiration of driver's licenses issued to certain persons in service to the United States government or for good cause shown
  • Subtitle II. Titling, Registration and Licensure
  • Chapter 3. Licensure of Drivers
    • Article 1. Unlicensed Driving Prohibited
    • § 46.2-301
      Driving while license, permit, or privilege to drive suspended or revoked
    • Article 3. Persons Not to Be Licensed
    • § 46.2-311
      Persons having defective vision; minimum standards of visual acuity and field of vision; tests of vision
    • Article 4. Obtaining Licenses, Generally
    • § 46.2-324
      Applicants and license holders to notify Department of change of address; fee
      § 46.2-325
      Examination of applicants; waiver of Department's examination under certain circumstances; behind-the-wheel and knowledge examinations
      § 46.2-332
      Fees
      § 46.2-333.1
      Surcharges on certain fees of Department; disposition of proceeds
    • Article 6.1. Commercial Driver's Licenses
    • § 46.2-341.14
      Testing requirements for commercial driver's license; behind-the-wheel and knowledge examinations
      § 46.2-341.26:2
      Implied consent to post-arrest chemical test to determine alcohol or drug content of blood of commercial driver
      § 46.2-341.26:3
      Refusal of tests; issuance of out-of-service orders; disqualification
      § 46.2-341.26:4
      Appeal and trial; sanctions for refusal; procedures
      § 46.2-341.26:7
      Transmission of samples
      § 46.2-341.26:9
      Assurance of breath test validity; use of breath tests as evidence
      § 46.2-341.27
      Presumptions from alcohol and drug content of blood
      § 46.2-341.28
      Penalty for driving commercial motor vehicle while intoxicated; subsequent offense; prior conviction
    • Article 7. Form of Licenses; Identity Documents Issued by Department
    • § 46.2-345
      Issuance of special identification cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties
    • Article 11. Accident Reports
    • § 46.2-373.1
      Report of law-enforcement officer involved in accident
    • Article 12. Suspension and Revocation of Licenses, Generally; Additional Penalties
    • § 46.2-391.2
      Administrative suspension of license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle
      § 46.2-391.4
      When suspension to be rescinded
      § 46.2-395
      Suspension of license for failure or refusal to pay fines or costs
      § 46.2-400
      Suspension of license of person not competent to drive; restoration of license; duty of clerk of the court
      § 46.2-410.2
      License suspension or revocation by Commissioner; offenses under the laws of other jurisdictions
  • Chapter 6. Titling and Registration of Motor Vehicles
    • Article 1. Titling and Registration, Generally
    • § 46.2-613
      Offenses relating to registration, licensing, and certificates of title; penalties
    • Article 6. Exemptions from Registration
    • § 46.2-665
      Vehicles used for agricultural or horticultural purposes
      § 46.2-666
      Vehicles used for seasonal transportation of farm produce and livestock
      § 46.2-670
      Vehicles owned by farmers and used to transport certain wood products
    • Article 9. License Plates, Generally
    • § 46.2-711
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Furnishing number and design of plates; displaying on vehicles required
      § 46.2-715
      Display of license plates
      § 46.2-716
      How license plates fastened to vehicle; altering appearance of license plates
    • Article 11. State and Local Motor Vehicle Registration
    • § 46.2-752
      Taxes and license fees imposed by counties, cities, and towns; limitations on amounts; disposition of revenues; requiring evidence of payment of personal property taxes and certain fines; prohibiting display of licenses after expiration; failure to display valid local license required by other localities; penalty
      § 46.2-755
      Limitations on imposition of motor vehicle license taxes and fees
  • Subtitle III. Operation
  • Chapter 8. Regulation of Traffic
    • Article 1. General and Miscellaneous
    • § 46.2-802
      Drive on right side of highways; penalty
      § 46.2-804
      Special regulations applicable on highways laned for traffic; penalty
      § 46.2-808.1
      Use of crossovers on controlled access highways; penalty
    • Article 3. Traffic Signs, Lights, and Markings
    • § 46.2-830.1
      Failure to obey highway sign where driver sleeping or resting
    • Article 10. Stopping on Highways
    • § 46.2-888
      Stopping on highways; general rule
    • Article 12. Bicycles
    • § 46.2-904
      Use of roller skates and skateboards on sidewalks and shared-use paths; operation of bicycles and certain motorized and electric items and devices on sidewalks, crosswalks, and shared-use paths; local ordinances
      § 46.2-908
      Registration of bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric personal delivery device, and electric power-assisted bicycle serial numbers
      § 46.2-908.1
      Electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric personal delivery devices, electrically powered toy vehicles, and electric power-assisted bicycles
      § 46.2-908.1:1
      Electric personal delivery devices
    • Article 13.1. Golf Cart and Utility Vehicle Operation
    • § 46.2-916.2
      Designation of public highways for golf cart and utility vehicle operations
    • Article 14. School Buses
    • § 46.2-919.1
      Use of wireless telecommunications devices by persons driving school buses
    • Article 15. Emergency Vehicles
    • § 46.2-920.1
      Operation of tow trucks or vehicles owned or controlled by the Department of Transportation under certain circumstances; incident management
    • Article 18. Arrest of Nonresidents
    • § 46.2-944
      Repealed
      § 46.2-944.1
      Compact entered into law; terms
      § 46.2-944.2
      Department of Motor Vehicles to be "licensing authority" within meaning of compact; duties of Department
      § 46.2-945
      Issuance of citation to motorist; party jurisdiction; police officer to report noncompliance with citation
      § 46.2-946
      Department to transmit officer's report to party jurisdiction; suspension of resident's license for noncompliance with citation issued by party jurisdiction
  • Chapter 10. Motor Vehicle and Equipment Safety
    • Article 1. Vehicle and Equipment Safety, Generally
    • § 46.2-1000
      Department to suspend registration of vehicles lacking certain equipment; officer to take possession of registration card, license plates and decals when observing defect in motor vehicle; when to be returned
      § 46.2-1003
      Illegal use of defective or unsafe equipment
    • Article 3. Lights and Turn Signals
    • § 46.2-1015
      Lights on bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric personal delivery devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, and mopeds
      § 46.2-1024
      Flashing or steady-burning red or red and white warning light units
      § 46.2-1025
      Flashing amber, purple, or green warning lights
    • Article 6. Windshields and Windows
    • § 46.2-1052
      Tinting films, signs, decals, and stickers on windshields, etc.; penalties
      § 46.2-1053
      Equipping certain motor vehicles with sun-shading or tinting films or applications
    • Article 16. Maximum Vehicle Lengths
    • § 46.2-1114
      Length of watercraft transporters; operation on certain highways
      § 46.2-1114.1
      Length of automobile transporters; operation on certain highways
      § 46.2-1117.1
      Commercial delivery of towaway trailers
    • Article 17. Maximum Vehicle Weights
    • § 46.2-1127.1
      Weight limit exception for certain emergency vehicles using the interstate highways
      § 46.2-1129.2
      Further extension of weight limits for vehicles fueled by natural gas
      § 46.2-1137
      Weighing vehicles; procedure; shifting loads; unloading excess load; weighing fee; certificate as to accuracy of scales admissible in evidence; penalties
    • Article 18. Permits for Excessive Size and Weight
    • § 46.2-1139
      Permits for excessive size and weight generally; penalty
      § 46.2-1141
      Overweight permits for containerized freight and fluid milk
      § 46.2-1143
      Overweight permits for coal haulers; trucks hauling gravel, sand, asphalt, crushed stone, or liquids produced from gas or oil wells in certain counties; penalties
      § 46.2-1148
      Overweight permit for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce
    • Article 19. Towing and Towed Vehicles
    • § 46.2-1151.1
      Weight limit exception for covered heavy duty tow and recovery vehicles
    • Article 21. Safety Inspections
    • § 46.2-1163
      Official inspection stations; safety inspection approval stickers; actions of Superintendent subject to the Administrative Process Act
      § 46.2-1166
      Minimum standards required for inspection stations; appointments
  • Chapter 12. Abandoned, Immobilized, Unattended and Trespassing Vehicles; Parking
    • Article 2. Immobilized and Unattended Vehicles
    • § 46.2-1210
      Motor vehicles immobilized by weather conditions, accidents, or emergencies
      § 46.2-1212.1
      Authority to provide for removal and disposition of vehicles and cargoes of vehicles involved in accidents
    • Article 3. Trespassing Vehicles, Parking, and Towing
    • § 46.2-1220
      Parking, stopping, and standing regulations in counties, cities, or towns; parking meters; presumption as to violation of ordinances; penalty
      § 46.2-1222.1
      Regulation or prohibition of parking of certain vehicles in certain counties and towns
      § 46.2-1231
      Ticketing, removal, or immobilization of trespassing vehicles by owner or operator of parking or other lot or building; charges
      § 46.2-1232
      Localities may regulate removal or immobilization of trespassing vehicles
      § 46.2-1233.2
      Advisory board
      § 46.2-1233.3
      Improper towing; penalty
  • Subtitle IV. Dealers and Driver Training Schools
  • Chapter 16. Salvage, Nonrepairable, and Rebuilt Vehicles
    • § 46.2-1600
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Definitions
      § 46.2-1603
      Obtaining salvage certificate or certificate of title for an unrecovered stolen vehicle
      § 46.2-1603.2
      Owner may declare vehicle nonrepairable; insurance company required to obtain a nonrepairable certificate; applicability of certain other laws to nonrepairable certificates; titling and registration of nonrepairable vehicle prohibited
      § 46.2-1604
      Rebuilders required to possess certificate of title or salvage certificate
      § 46.2-1605
      Vehicles rebuilt for highway use; examinations; branding of titles
      § 46.2-1606
      Certificates of title issued by other states; nonnegotiable titles
  • Chapter 17. Driver Training Schools
    • § 46.2-1702
      Certification of driver education courses by Commissioner
  • Subtitle V. Motor Carriers
  • Chapter 20. Regulation of Passenger Carriers
    • Article 3. Taxicabs
    • § 46.2-2062
      Regulation of taxicab service by localities; rates and charges
    • Article 15. Transportation Network Companies
    • § 46.2-2099.48
      General operational requirements for transportation network companies and TNC partner
      § 46.2-2099.49
      Requirements for TNC partners; mandatory background screening; drug and alcohol policy; mandatory disclosures to TNC partners; duty of TNC partners to provide updated information to transportation network companies
      § 46.2-2099.50
      Requirements for TNC partner vehicles; trade dress issued by transportation network company
  • Chapter 21. Regulation of Property Carriers
    • Article 1. Motor Carriers of Property -- Generally
    • § 46.2-2100
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Definitions
      § 46.2-2101
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Exemptions from chapter
      § 46.2-2108.2
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Necessity of a license, permit, or certificate
      § 46.2-2108.4
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Application; notice requirements
      § 46.2-2108.5
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Registered for fuels tax; business, professional, and occupational license taxes
      § 46.2-2108.6
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Considerations for determination of issuance of license, permit, or certificate
      § 46.2-2109
      Action on applications; hearings on denials and protests
      § 46.2-2115
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Determination for issuance of license, permit, or certificate
      § 46.2-2115
      (Effective January 1, 2018) Determination for issuance of permit or certificate
      § 46.2-2118
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Issuance, expiration, and renewal of license, permit, and certificate
      § 46.2-2120
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Filing and application fees
      § 46.2-2120
      (Effective January 1, 2018) Filing and application fees
      § 46.2-2121.1
      (Effective January 1, 2018) Declaration of for-hire operation; presumption of nonbusiness use
      § 46.2-2124
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Notice of discontinuance of service
      § 46.2-2125
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Reports, records, etc.
      § 46.2-2126
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Certificate, license, or permit holder not relieved of liability for negligence
      § 46.2-2129
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Unlawful use of registration and identification markers
      § 46.2-2130
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Registration violations; penalties
      § 46.2-2133
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Grounds for denying, suspending, or revoking licenses or certificates
      § 46.2-2134
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Grounds for denying, suspending, or revoking permits
      § 46.2-2135
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Altering or amending licenses, permits, or certificates
      § 46.2-2136
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Suspension, revocation, and refusal to renew license, permit, or certificate; notice and hearing
      § 46.2-2138
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Basis for relicensure after revocation of licenses, permits, or certificates; fees
      § 46.2-2139
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Surrender of identification marker, license plate, and registration card; removal by law enforcement; operation of vehicle denied
      § 46.2-2140
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Title to plates and markers
    • Article 2. Insurance Requirements
    • § 46.2-2143
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Surety bonds, insurance, letter of credit or securities required prior to issuance of registration
      § 46.2-2143.2
      (Effective January 1, 2018) Special insurance provisions for certain carriers
      § 46.2-2144
      (Effective until January 1, 2018) Policies or surety bonds to be filed with the Department and securities with State Treasurer