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Old 06-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #46
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Re: Virginia Laws: Stiff Fines added July 1st

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The shitty drivers aren't going to be less shitty because the fines are higher.

They'll be off the road if they're broke.


Like Matty said, if you're a good driver, you'll be fine.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #47
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How about folks driving at you with HIGH BEAMS on? I close my eyes till I get past them.

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Old 06-28-2007, 02:55 PM   #48
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Re: Virginia Laws: Stiff Fines added July 1st

Yeah, basically. Regardless of the amount of fines one gets, you're never going to be the perfect driver. I would say that most of us on here consider themselves good drivers, but as I said above, none of us are perfect.

Each and every one of us breaks traffic laws, most of us on a daily basis. Not because we're crappy drivers, but because we're not perfect. A hit in the wallet is a hit in the wallet whether it's a hundred or a thousand. It would be one thing if it were only ten bucks or something like that. I think one hundred as it is now is a pretty damn good deterrent.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:07 PM   #49
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Wow, $1,000 for crossing across a parking lot or for failure to use turn signals.

http://www.courts.state.va.us/publications/hb_3202.pdf

My main problem is there are making the stiff fines not to deture the offenses from happening but "TO RAISE FUNDS" in the State of Virginia.

That totally blows.

So yer car passes State Inspection and 2 months later a Cop pulls you over and fines you $1,000 for bad tires. That inspection is good for a year. That blows.

Thoughts? Fears? Anger?

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Unreal. That fine is far more criminal than failing to use your turn signal.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:21 PM   #50
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Re: Virginia Laws: Stiff Fines added July 1st

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Wow, $1,000 for crossing across a parking lot or for failure to use turn signals.

http://www.courts.state.va.us/publications/hb_3202.pdf

My main problem is there are making the stiff fines not to deture the offenses from happening but "TO RAISE FUNDS" in the State of Virginia.

That totally blows.

So yer car passes State Inspection and 2 months later a Cop pulls you over and fines you $1,000 for bad tires. That inspection is good for a year. That blows.

Thoughts? Fears? Anger?

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1,000 dollars. It will really make people think twice.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:45 PM   #51
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Re: Virginia Laws: Stiff Fines added July 1st

Firstdown -- you go 55 in a 55, not 60? Up here in Northern Virginia, if you're going slower than 65 in a 55 you'll get run off the road. While I drive fast, I always use my signal and the extent of my driving through a parking lot is driving through a space and that's only if I'm sure no one is coming from the other direction.

These could turn into a very costly "I saw you swerve over the line." type of traffic stops. What if you have no clue your blinker is out? etc. Too touchy for the fine. I'm fine with ENFORCING a lower fine for all of these penalties but 1000 bucks is too much.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:17 AM   #52
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Re: Virginia Laws: Stiff Fines added July 1st

Well, Virginians can take solace in the fact they can still stand on a sidewalk for free
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:13 AM   #53
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This whole thing is so annoying. I am getting a a MD license. I think all I need to do is open a bank account and get something billed to my uncles house in Bowie. Bam, I will get a MD license and none of this bullshit.
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I don't break a trafic laws everytime I drive. Now if you said from time to time everyone breaks a trafic law then I would agree but most of these people do not get tickets. For the average good driver it takes some bad luck of being in the wrong place at the right time for a police to catch you breaking a law. For people to get multiple tickets means that they are breaking the laws enough to get caught when chances are slim of ever getting caught in the first place. Yes safe drivers will get hit by this but it will be the ones that really break the laws which will take the biggest hit. I do not agree with the fines as they are set up and would like to have seen them imposed on people who have prior convictions.
So basically you're saying that it's OK if a few good people fry as long as we can punish the bad drivers even more?

Like I said, I among everyone here, make mistakes driving. I own my own home, I have a decent job and two incomes coming in. But even with that, I cannot BEGIN to tell you how hard and bad that would set us back as a family all because the state wants to add some additional revenue.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:55 AM   #55
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I struck a blow for all you frustrated Virginian's yesterday.
While leaving Sam's yesterday, I took the liberty of a 90 second bender to circle the parking lot, bereft of any and all reason, crossing parking space lines in a willful and wanton manner.
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