Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Civil Remedial Fees - now online

Although maybe not technically the first offender, the first "reported" offender subject to the new civil remedial fees was charged with DUI in Alexandria at 2:18 in Alexandria. In this article, Delegate Kilgore explains the purpose of the civil remedial fees. On one hand, "Kilgore said the basic premise of the transportation abuser fee is that Virginia's most dangerous drivers should proportionately pay their share for safety improvements to roadways rather than placing the bulk of the burden on the general public." On the other hand, Kilgore said that "The fees are a proven way to cut back on aggressive and reckless driving, which benefits all road users." So, if the plan is successful, does that mean the transportation bill will be underfunded?