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Speed Trap

July 16, 2007

VIDEO of show / Audio Archive
Should state and local governments raise money by heavily taxing speeders with fees, in addition to fines? Mark, who concedes he is a traffic scofflaw (“they’re the only laws I break!), opposes the idea.
Introducing guest, George Burke, Chair of the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee in Virginia, who tomorrow will begin an “Inside Scoop – Virginia” television show spinning off of Mark’s show on Channel 10.
In Virginia, you can get a $3550 speeding ticket for going 15 MPH over the speed limit. And these laws are not just in Virginia: they exist across the nation.
Petition to Repeal Speed Trap Law

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  • Vicky July 24, 2007 8:57 am

    Let’s just say, I had some friends in the right places.

  • Officer Flynn July 23, 2007 10:08 am

    How can a speeding ticket–become a parking ticket? Were you parallel parking at 5-over?

  • Vicky July 18, 2007 8:03 pm

    New York State does the fee thing as well but it’s not as high as VA.
    I tend to drive a bit faster than the limit at times and recently was given a ticket. I was able to get it reduced to a parking ticket and it still cost me $100.

  • Robt July 17, 2007 2:32 pm

    And if one can’t pay?
    They go one the county jail dole and cost taxpayers more?
    Not to mention criminalizing low income earners that happen to get caught speeding vs a high income earner?
    The offenses penalty is not equal to the wage earning people. It is much more excessive to say a minimum wage earner vs a executive salary now isn’t it?
    So you might have more encarserations for not paying fines from the less afluent? America?