Posted on Apr 06, 2007
Virginia law enforcement officials make no secret that they have stepped up their enforcement of Reckless Driving Speeding and other traffic laws. There is another huge motive other than highway safety behind the traffic crackdown- money! This motivation could not be clearer than the recent Republican transportation bill which allocated $57 to $108 million in revenue from traffic ticket fines! In Virginia, anyone doing above 80 mph at any speed limit or doing 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit, can and will be ticketed for Reckless Driving Speeding as opposed to Speeding. The differences in penalties are enormous. A speeding ticket carries a maximum $250 fine. Reckless Driving Speeding is a criminal offense, which carries up to a $2,500 fine, a year in jail, and a 6 month license suspension. To read more about the expected fines in the transportation budget, click here.
Bob Battle
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