The speed limit on 680 total miles of Virginia highway is set to increase from 65 to 70mph this year, but most of the change will be on rural parts of the highway system, and not I95 or I64 in metro areas.
According to WTVR, the signs will begin to be updated by the end of this month. But don’t jump the gun and think that the high speed limits will be allowed until the posted signs are updated. Police will still be issuing speeding tickets and reckless driving citations for 20mph over the old limit that reflect the existing signs.
All in all, the changes will not affect most drivers in Virginia. And there are no changes to the laws, Virginia will continue to have one of the toughest reckless driving laws in the nation, with criminal misdemeanor charges for anyone driving 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.