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Miami Swim Week 2019 was a Big Affair

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This weekend marked the hottest summer weekend to go off with a bang. The Magic city celebrated the Miami Swim Week 2019. And celebrities flooded the event. Everyone flocked to the city including fashion connoisseurs, influencers and celebrities to partake in the weekend of fun.

It was full of runway shows, parties, after parties, pop up shows, trade shows, which centred on the newest collections of swimwear and resort wear for 2020.

The veteran of the swim week- Paraiso, formerly known as the Funkshion took over the city with activation parties and runway shows. And the newbies like NuWave Swim also added a tone of surprise to the celebrity studded swim week.

Other brands like Sports Ilustrated’s SI Swim, Tori Praver, Badgley Mishka, Monday Swimwear, Gottex made to the Swim Week too. But the highlight of the week was the new brands focusing on trend of sustainable swimwear.

As said earlier, one of the rising trend of 2020 swim wear is sustainable swimwear. Brands like Vetchy are the new comers changing the game. There is also Dos Gardenias, a Los Angeles based brand that utilizes sustainable fabric from France and Italy. And the fabric is Neoprene, which is chic as well as durable.

The runway show not only featured stick thin runway super models but it was inclusive. And models of all shapes, sizes and colours were a part of the show.

One of the notable thing about the runway show was the “Burkini” that Cynthia Rowley designed and Halima Aden modeled for. And it read – “Don’t change yourself, change the game.”

Models included in 2019 cover were Camille Kostek, Jasmine Sanders, Kate Bock, Robin Holzken, Vita Sidorkina and 16 Model search finalists.

Celebrities who made it to the Miami Swim week included Jaden Smith. He celebrated his birthday at Groot Hospitality’s Swan in Miami Design district. And then he headed over to LIV, where he put on an epic performance. Other big names included Mark Birnbaum, Jason Derulo, Kate Bock, Olivia Culpo, Joy Corrigan, Carolina Lindo, Claudia Vergara, Cassie Randolph, Michelle Randolph, Tash Oakley and Devin Brugman.

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Reckless Driving in the State of Virginia

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The state of Virginia is strict in its enforcement of laws against reckless driving. According to section 46.2-852 of the Virginia Code, reckless driving is listed as a criminal offense. In addition, the Virginia Code categorizes all driving that endangers the life and property of others as reckless.

Several behaviors that motorists exhibit while behind the wheels can qualify as reckless driving in Virginia. “Reckless driving causes nearly a third of all deaths involving major car accidents, which are more than 13,000 each year,” explains attorney Karin Riley Porter. As a result, you can be charged by an officer and can be found guilty or not guilty by a judge.

Types of Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is in different forms and includes:

1. Driving a vehicle with a mechanical fault

Va. Code § 46.2-853 considers driving a vehicle with faulty brakes as a reckless driving offense. Therefore, if a driver cannot maintain proper vehicle control, the driver will be held liable for reckless driving. However, if a driver could prove that they didn’t have prior knowledge that the vehicle was faulty, it would be possible to avoid conviction.

2. Not giving out the right signals when required

Not giving out a signal while driving on Virginia road is an offense under section 46.2-860 of the Virginia Code. Motorists are required to start signaling 50 feet away from the place they would be turning where the speed limit is not above 35 mph. In situations where the speed limit is above 35 mph, drivers are required to signal 100 feet away from where they would take a turn.

3. Driving alongside another vehicle on a single lane road

In Virginia, driving two vehicles abreast on a one-lane road is considered a reckless driving offense. This rule, however, only applies to vehicles and has no implications on motorcycles and bikes. If found liable, the offender will face charges.

4. Overspeeding

Different Virginia roads are subject to variable speed limits. A driver can face charges for reckless driving if they exceed the speed limit specified by law on each road network. According to the Va. Code §46.2-862, a driver can face convictions for reckless driving if they exceed the specified speed limit by 20 mph or drive above 80 mph.

5. Driving with an impaired view

Some drivers overload their cars or carry passengers who prevent them from seeing all sides of the road. Overloading is most common in trucks. If the passenger’s sitting position in any way obstructs the driver’s view, then the driver can be charged for reckless driving.

6. Racing on Public Property

Section 46.2-865 of the Virginia Code considers car racing on any property that is open to the members of the public without authorization as reckless driving. If found guilty, the state can withdraw the license of the driver for up to six months.

Penalties for Reckless Driving in Virginia

A reckless driving conviction may attract different penalties to the offender, some of which may include:

  • A suspension of the driver’s license for six months or more
  • Up to one-year jail term
  • Fine amounting to $2,500
  • Increase in auto insurance
  • Ineligibility for car rentals
  • Possibility of permanent seizure of vehicle if found guilty of unauthorized car racing

Conclusion

Reckless driving is a severe offense in Virginia. If you are charged with the crime and convicted, it can stay in your driving records for up to 11 years. However, with the help of an experienced Virginia traffic attorney, you can get a lesser charge for the offense.

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