(my apologies in advance if this is already an active thread)
Lawmakers in the State of Virginia passed House Bill 3202, which went into effect on 1 July, mandates stiff civil penalties for traffic violations but only for residents of Virginia.
Details of the bill ... http://tinyurl.com/39fc3g ... and what are called "Civil Remedial Fees" ... http://tinyurl.com/2hcre2.
I don't have a problem with the steeper fines as it may be a good deterrent to all the "road rage" that's out there. The issue that many within Virginia are having is that it does not apply to out of state drivers.
Here in Northern Virginia, we get them every day ... and Interstates 81 and 95 get plenty of "through traffic". They are just as capable of irresponsible driving and should face the same, stiff penalties.
There is an on-line petition calling for this bill's repeal: http://www.petitiononline.com/va3202/petition.html. At the time of this post, there are already 8000 signatures.
Maybe it's time to move to West Virginia ???