Because Virginia defines traveling “in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit” as reckless driving, some DC residents are losing their license after one ticket. In Virginia that offense results in six points on a 24-point scale, but in DC it's 12 on a 12 point scale. That's automatic 6 month suspension.
Selden has turned to a combination of Metro and bike commuting to get from his Chevy Chase home to his government job in Rockville. Not driving, he said, means spending less time with his kids and a heavier load for his wife. Summer vacation has been canceled, too, he said: “It’s a lot to have my wife do all the driving on long trips.”
Which actually sucks for the guy, who's decent enough to not drive because it would be illegal (Despite all the unlicensed drivers out there).
And yet drivers who kill can often keep on driving.