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      06-16-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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1 July: New VA speeding fines + tax?

Ok some say this is old news, and has come and gone (rejected)

but after a google search, i'm not so sure anymore:

I hear it was voted unconstitutional?

If this is true, VA must really be bankrupt and looking for ways to earn money.

Better be careful for SkyLine run!

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A new VA tax law goes into affect 1 July 2010. Might want to pass this info around to your friends and families. Cost can accumulate rather swiftly. It only applies to Virginia Residents. I LOVE THIS!

Good information for everyone. Please pass along. In short, 10-15 mph over the posted speed limit is now $3,500 (after a new points tax that was introduced) in the state of Virginia. Here is the link http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/18/1818.asp

Virginia Introduces $3550 Speeding Ticket Virginia legislator introduces new speeding ticket tax that boosts penalties beyond $3550, driving business to his traffic law firm.

Virginia motorists convicted of minor traffic violations will face a new, multi-year tax beginning July 1. Led by state Delegate David B. Albo (R-Springfield), lawmakers slipped a driver responsibility tax into a larger transportation funding bill signed by Governor Tim Kaine (D) in April. Albo, a senior partner in the Albo & Oblon, LLP traffic law firm, can expect to see a significant increase in business as motorists seek to protect their wallet from traffic tickets that come with assessments of up to $3000 in addition to an annual point tax that tops out at $700 a year for as long as the points remain.

Driving as little as 15 MPH over the limit on an interstate highway now brings six license demerit points, a fine of up to $2500, up to one year in jail, and a new mandatory $1050 tax. The law also imposes an
additional annual fee of up to $100 if a prior conviction leaves the motorist with a balance of eight demerit points, plus $75 for each additional point (up to $700 a year). The conviction in this example
remains on the record for five years.

Other six-point convictions include “failing to give a proper signal,” “passing a school bus” or “driving with an obstructed view.” The same $1050 assessment applies, but the conviction remains on the record for
eleven years.

Although the amount of the tax can add up quickly, the law forbids judges from reducing or suspending it in any way. The tax applies only to Virginia residents, so that out-of-state motorists only need to pay
the regular ticket amount. Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Texas also impose a somewhat more modest driver responsibility tax http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/03/362.asp which they apply to
out-of-state residents.

The Virginia Supreme Court provides a full explanation of the new penalties for each traffic infraction in the 34k PDF file at the source link below. Update: View which legislators support a repeal, link to
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      06-17-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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heard this law get rejected/overturned.
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heard this law get rejected/overturned.
I heard the same...
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thanks for the headsup though..
makes me think twice about how my beast behaves on the road
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it got repealed

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/22/2294.asp

So Al, no need to think twice
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thanks for the headsup JDee..
kinda shame that these cars voids warranty if kept at 55mph too long
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it got repealed

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/22/2294.asp

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thanks for the headsup JDee..
kinda shame that these cars voids warranty if kept at 55mph too long
Where are you two hiding?? Are you guys going to the Drive on the 10th?
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not sure yet baarii, Are you?
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Thumbs up Wow Virginia laws are crazy

I think you guys that like to speed better invest in a BelSti driver radar detector hard wired. Its one of the best radar detectors on the market that the RDD (Radar Detector Detector) the Virginia state police and all the police in Virginia use. I know a radar detector is illegal in Virginia but sometimes you need to do what you got to do. I don't live here in Virginia I am here for a Military school for a Month and this is what I am using to counter the police speed tactics in Virginia. its working like a charm


http://www.radarbusters.com/motorcyc...ardetector.cfm


http://www.radarbusters.com/radar-de...adarholder.cfm
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I think you guys that like to speed better invest in a BelSti driver radar detector hard wired. Its one of the best radar detectors on the market that the RDD (Radar Detector Detector) the Virginia state police and all the police in Virginia use. I know a radar detector is illegal in Virginia but sometimes you need to do what you got to do. I don't live here in Virginia I am here for a Military school for a Month and this is what I am using to counter the police speed tactics in Virginia. its working like a charm


http://www.radarbusters.com/motorcyc...ardetector.cfm


http://www.radarbusters.com/radar-de...adarholder.cfm
isnt there a visor clip for it? I have a visor clip for my passport. i'm thinking about investing in a BEL tho. hows it working out for you?
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