More Rule Abusive Driver Fees Unconstitutional

August 04, 2007

For the second day in a row, a Virginia court declared the state's abusive driver fees unconstitutional.

Friday a Richmond General District Court judge ruled the fees violate the 14th amendment because non-residents don't pay them.

The fees range from $750 in three equal annual installments for driving on a suspended license to $3,000 for driving related felonies.

The decision comes one day after a Henrico Court judge made the same ruling.

Virginians have complained bitterly about the amount of the fees and about their application only to in-state residents. Governor Tim Kaine and legislative leaders have vowed to revisit the issue in January. They oppose calls for a special session to repeal or amend the law.


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