Virginia SB 1555 – Maximum speed limits; fines doubled
Maximum speed limits; fines doubledFull Bill Text
UPDATE: January 23, 2019: SB 1555 was defeated in Committee
SB 1555 has been referred to the Senate Transportation Committee which has scheduled a January 23, 2019 initial hearing.
The bill provides that a county may by ordinance provide that the otherwise applicable fines set forth in the Traffic Infractions and Uniform Fine Schedule adopted by the Supreme Court of Virginia shall be doubled in the case of a violation of the applicable maximum speed limit on a nonlimited access highway having four or more lanes in such county.
Doubling of existing fines is punitive and opens the door for policing-for-profit abuses.