Abusive Driver Fees

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  1. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
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    Some time ago there was a thread about a woman (in Virginia) who was
    stopped for speeding while going to a hospital to give birth. She was
    assessed an outlandish fine (over $1,000) for speeding, and probably
    reckless driving. These were referred to as "Abusive Driver Fees."

    There has been a lot of uproar, in Virginia, about these fees.

    Yesterday the Va. House voted 93 to 2 to repeal the abusive driver fee
    law. The Senate is suppose to vote on it today or tomorrow.

    The resolution to repeal was originally written with a clause in it for a full
    refund for those who already paid. This was deleted before the vote.

    The lawmakers said the law would not stand a constitutionally test if it
    went to the high court, because it only applied to Virginia drivers. If an
    out of state driver was stopped, in Va. he would not be bound by the new
    law.

    Makes sense to me !!

    Charles
     
  2. wilbur1

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    yea i guess so ? kinda lost on it but if its good for you i'll help out
     
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