A little online democracy at work right here in Virginia. Bryan Ault started an online petition to repeal the enormous traffic fines imposed in House Bill 3202, also know as the “civil remedial fees” (how’s that for a euphemism!).
Below is a quote from an article on WTOPnews.com:
How upset are people about Virginia’s new fines for driving-related crimes? Pretty upset, if an online petition is any measure of public sentiment.
Bryan Ault of Alexandria, Va., believes the fees are too steep, so the 28-year-old software tester started an online petition in an attempt to get them repealed. Ault plans to send the petition to his state representatives.
Nearly 12,000 people had signed the petition by Thursday morning.
I just signed the petition, and that figure of 12,000 is now up to almost 75,000 three days later. Are the people speaking, or is this just more primordial yawping from the masses?
Well, either way, if you don’t want to pay outrageous penalties for traffic violations (who does this really penalize? -those who don’t have any money to begin with) then sign the petition.