Repeal the VA "Civil Remedial Fees" for Traffic Offenses

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To: Elected Officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia

We, the citizens of Virginia, are opposed to the outrageous and unjust traffic fines imposed as "civil remedial fees" in House Bill 3202 for the following reasons:

1. The fines inflict a punishment on drivers that is disproportionate to the degree of the offense they committed.
2. The fines are mandatory, and judges are given no discretion in sentencing.
3. The language of the bill states that the purpose is to "generate revenue" and hence the fines have nothing to do with traffic safety.
4. The bill's sponsor, Del. David Albo (R- 42nd District) is a partner in a law firm that specializes in traffic court cases and stands to benefit personally from this legislation. This type of conflict of interest should not be tolerated.
5. The fines in the bill apply ONLY to Virginia residents, hence unfairly creating different penalties for the same traffic offense based solely on residency.
6. In order to generate additional revenue, points for driving offenses remain on the offender's license for up to 11 years. This will unnecessarily increase the offender's insurance rates for a time frame that is incongruent with the degree of the offense.

We, the undersigned, demand the immediate repeal of these "civil remedial fees." We will not vote for any state Delegate or State Senator who voted for this bill, or for any Delegate or Senator who does not take action to repeal the sections of House Bill 3202 that inflict these exorbitant and unjust penalties.

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  • Diane A
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22153
  • Richard M
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23320
  • Benjamin M. S
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23518
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  • MICHELLE G
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23453
  • Alice M. M
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23455
  • Dana T
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 24087
  • Rob T
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 20164
  • Kristen N
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23238
  • Gail C
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22191
  • Ekaterina A
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22315
  • paul d
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22734
  • Esteban F
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 211 W. Cameron Rd. Falls Church, VA 22046
  • Gabriel U
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22207
  • Ryan S
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • Loudoun
  • Rob B
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 20151
  • Demis Y
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 20170
  • Brian F
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 20136
  • Jessica K
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22554
  • Bryan T
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23608
  • Robert W
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23238
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    • В
  • Charles Jason S
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22032
  • Bryan A
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • Fairfax County
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    • В
  • Jason B
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22201
  • Chris V
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22201
    • Comments
    • How does squeezing the public with aburd penalities fall under protect and serve. We seem to have gotten along fine with the current transportation what could more money do especially at the degradation of family man doing a crazy thing like 15 miles over the speed limit. Charge higher public transportation fees or increase DUI checkpoints don't go after the everyday commuting to work, tax paying family man that's just trying to deal with non signaling, im going to cut you off because I can, merging handicapped idiots that Virgina deemed fit to give a liscence to because they want more money.
  • Faviola D
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22306
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  • jessica b
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22193
  • carlos n
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22193
  • cristina o
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22193
  • alessandro c
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22191
  • Francis Blase S
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23454
    • Comments
    • Ridiculous law! Those voting for it should, and likely WILL, be kicked out of office! This will capture the public imagination! Who hasn't had some minor, inadvertent, infraction?
  • Thomas D
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23451
    • Comments
    • This is rediculous. This could create a police officer revolt and I hope it does if it isn't killed by some sensible person. I just don't see the logic in it.
  • Harold K
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23451
  • George M
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23455
  • Jeanette V
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23403
    • Comments
    • I am a registered voter !!
  • Lise S
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22902
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    • В
  • Marcus W
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23450
  • Frances K
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22315
  • John R S
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23453
  • Glenn H
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • Fairfax
  • Robert R C
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23453
  • Jennie D
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23601
    • Comments
    • It is time we as Americans take our country back. Not only are other countrys using us, our politicians are too.
  • Trudy M
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23451
    • Comments
    • This is down right crazy and will be horrific on families.... Not fair at all... Also I would like to know how the money is being spent and who will control it to be sure it goes to the right place. I also feel this is an opportunity for those with affiliation to collection agency as well.
  • Dale F
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23455
  • S. S
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23456
  • Edward H
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22030
  • Patricia E
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23320
  • Barbara D
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 22304
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    • В
  • Dennis B
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • Chesapeake, VA 2320
    • Comments
    • JUST START OVER WITH THE BILL TO FINANCE VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION. THE FIRST TRY IS AN ABOMINATION.
  • Amy G
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 24201
  • d. sean h
    • VA Zip Code or County of Residence
    • 23321
    • Comments
    • Shame on you!! Have the guts to raise the gas tax