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‘Civil remedial fees’ a hot topic

As we noted on this blog in a post last month, the 2007 General Assembly set up a system to whack bad drivers with new hefty fines in the transportation bill.

Most of the new-statute stories in the general press before the July 1 effective date have focused on the new fees. See, for example, pieces in The Washington Post and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Supreme Court of Virginia must have been getting a lot of traffic at its Web site. The new civil remedial fee system has been declared a hot topic over there. The court provides a link to its useful primer on the new scheme, which we again recommend.

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