Virginia governor approves doubled work zone fines

| 3/31/2003

Virginia Gov. Mark Warner signed off on a measure this week doubling speeding fines in highway work zones.

HB1733, sponsored by Delegate John A. Rollison III, R-Woodbridge, was approved Feb. 18 in the Senate by a 40-to-0 vote. It passed the House earlier last month by a 98-to-2 vote.

The bill increases the fine for speeding in work zones from $250 to $500 when highway workers are present or traffic control devices are in place indicating work in progress.