Virginia Considers Cameras To Issue Tickets On Alternate Routes Around Toll Road

Drivers who take a highway exit to avoid having to pay a toll on Virginia’s Interstate 81 could end up paying far more after a ticket arrives in the mail. The state Senate Transportation Committee will consider a proposal later today that would authorize tolling on I-81. Introduced by state Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), the measure would also allow private companies to operate a new type of automated photo enforcement camera that would issue tickets based on a motorist’s choice of route. Those attempting to save a bit of money by taking a side street would be subjected to a fine set by the Commonwealth Transportation Board…