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which pains me to even think about as it basically taxes you for owning anything). aside from our gun laws, my own state is creeping towards the list of places not to live.
Unfortunately the list of states is getting bigger everyday.

"Land of the Free" ????

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Old 06-27-2007, 11:45 AM
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"Land of the Free" ????
...sure, if by "free" you mean "overtaxed and overregulated." Consider that citizens of the United States are subject to more laws than those of any other nation in the world. Yes, I know, I can leave if I want. And yes, I understand there are much, much worse places to be. But We the People need to get a grip, I think, and take stock of just how much freedom we're allowed.
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I agree it's unfair that the out-of-stater in the SUV in front of you doing over 80 won't have to pay as much as residents will, and that may be challenged in court.
It's not only based on the lousiness of your record (which is fine), but whether or not you're from VA. The fines are too big to be considered a simple "registration fee."

Classic equal protection problem. Won't survive the challenge.
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Ok, maybe I am just significantly to stupid for my age (34), but isn't all of these type of laws just another way to get around the fact that the states need money and politicians won't propose taxes because they won't get re-elected if they do?
Why would we punish one group for minor infractions instead of just enforcing the basic rules of driving? For example, slower traffic keep right. I know I have been living in Italy to long when I start to think that the Europeans know better.
But when it comes to driving and road rules, they really seem to.

I regularly go well over 100+mph on the Italian Autostrada (highway). If some is in the fast lane, they get out of my way. If some one comes up behind me going faster (happens alot), I get over. It is simple. I remember driving in the states, especially VA when I lived there, and it was the worst, chaotic road system in the world, and I grew up in NorCal. Talk about a million drivers all from a different country, with different driving rules.

I guess when I come home next year (most likely to VA), I will have to put a block under my gas pedal and a restricter on my handlebar, otherwise, I will only see my kid through the plexiglass at the county lockup...

You know things have gone crazy when Europe seems to do it better......

Just my 2 cents.

Josh

P.S. Roads here in Central Italy just rock! Reminds me of NorCal along the coast in the Sierras... Twisties as far as the eye can see.
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dont bet on it. its been long true that you are better off commiting a series of felonies like fraud, forgery, burglary etc than DUI. Get arrested for DUI and you are looking at $5000 out of pocket even if the case is defective.

why? MADD. "Zero tolerance". politics. zero tolerance is a great slogan but a horrible way to conduct bussiness. and there is no lobby for "bad drivers rights" no politician will ever be spanked for being tough on "reckless drivers" which is what they are portraying the target of these taxes as.

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