Virginia and other states…


Police have long been known as roving tax collectors, but have they gone too far this time? Starting July 1st 2007, traffic offenses in Virginia, come with a "civil remedial fee". This means a motorist convicted of reckless driving (75 mph in a 55 zone would qualify) faces not only a fine of up to $2,500 and a year in jail, but a $350 a year tax for three years. Unfortunately, Virginia is not the only state with these outrageous fines.