September 12, 2007
The city of Charlottesville wants drivers to slow down and they're hoping an extra $200.00 speeding fine will get them to do that.
Signs are posted on three local roads warning drivers they face a steep fine if caught speeding.
City council passed that new ordinance in August and police began enforcing the law this week.
It applies to Old Lynchburg Road, Avon Street and Altavista Avenue.
“The three streets are commuter type streets with a lot of traffic and they are also neighborhood streets and we received numerous complaints from each of these streets about the speed in that neighborhood,” said Charlottesville police officer Faron Ocheltree.
Those extra fees are on top of the speeding ticket fine and could potentially include the Commonwealth's steep abusive driver penalties as well.