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    Panel kills proposed repeal of radar detector ban
    By LARRY O'DELL
    Associated Press Writer
    January 26, 2006
    RICHMOND, Va. -- A legislative committee on Thursday rejected a bill that would have ended Virginia's distinction as the only state that bans radar detectors.

    Del. Joe May, R-Loudoun, told the House Transportation Committee there is no solid evidence that prohibiting radar detectors improves highway safety. To the contrary, he said drivers who are paying attention to their radar detector tend to be more alert.

    Ben Lacy, a lobbyist for the National Motorists Association, supported May's bill.

    "Speeders are going to speed whether they have a radar detector or not," he said.

    May also said the ban makes Virginia inhospitable to drivers from other states--a situation that he said should be rectified before next year's expected tourist influx for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

    But representatives of the Virginia State Police, the insurance industry and the Virginia Sheriffs Association spoke against the bill, arguing that it would make the highways more dangerous and drive up insurance rates by increasing the number of car crashes.

    State Police Capt. Steve Chumley said a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study showed people are more likely to speed if they have a radar detector.

    John Jones, executive director of the sheriff's organization, suggested the ban is a matter of common sense.

    "The only reason you have a radar detector is to break the law," he said.

    The committee voted 11-4 to kill the bill.

    On an unrecorded voice vote, the panel also rejected legislation to eliminate the requirement that motorists display a license plate on the front of their vehicle as well as the rear. Del. Mark Cole, R-Spotsylvania, said his bill would save the state nearly $2 million a year.

    Del. Charles W. "Bill" Carrico Sr., R-Grayson and a retired state trooper, said police officers find the front license plate helpful when they are looking for a criminal suspect.
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    Panel rejects allowing radar detectors in Virginia
    By LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press
    January 26, 2006
    Last updated: 3:21 PM

    RICHMOND -- A legislative committee today rejected a bill that would have ended Virginia's distinction as the only state that bans radar detectors.

    Del. Joe May, R-Loudoun, told the House Transportation Committee there is no solid evidence that prohibiting radar detectors improves highway safety. To the contrary, he said drivers who are paying attention to their radar detector tend to be more alert.

    Ben Lacy, a lobbyist for the National Motorists Association, supported May's bill.

    "Speeders are going to speed whether they have a radar detector or not," he said.

    May also said the ban makes Virginia inhospitable to drivers from other states - a situation that he said should be rectified before next year's expected tourist influx for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

    But representatives of the Virginia State Police, the insurance industry and the Virginia Sheriffs Association spoke against the bill, arguing that it would make the highways more dangerous and drive up insurance rates by increasing the number of car crashes.

    State Police Capt. Steve Chumley said a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study showed people are more likely to speed if they have a radar detector.

    John Jones, executive director of the sheriff's organization, suggested the ban is a matter of common sense.

    "The only reason you have a radar detector is to break the law," he said.

    The committee voted 11-4 to kill the bill.

    On an unrecorded voice vote, the panel also rejected legislation to eliminate the requirement that motorists display a license plate on the front of their vehicle as well as the rear. Del. Mark Cole, R-Spotsylvania, said his bill would save the state nearly $2 million a year.

    Del. Charles W. "Bill" Carrico Sr., R-Grayson and a retired state trooper, said police officers find the front license plate helpful when they are looking for a criminal suspect.
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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS VIRGINIA PANEL!!!!!! Keep my insurance cost low and LEO's keep using your constant on radar. I LOVE all the constant on radar in Virginia. Hahaha NMA, don't even bother to try to break Virginia again you are wasting your money.


    Kinda sucks about the front plate though. Cars look so much nicer without a stupid license plate in the front. Florida, Georgia, Quebec, West Virginia are some states(and province) that don't have front plates. Do these states catch less criminals because of this??? I think not.

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    Oh come on Mr. Jam of course they catch more criminals with 2 plates, The same goes for speeding, it's deadlier than a car not having 2 working head/tail lights. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH RIGHT!
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    I love not having a front plate and I would be very irritated if I was forced to have one (unless of course it was euro-style which just look sexy)

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    By not having a front plate the cops might aim at the headlights first :shock: On my car I hope they shoot the plate first. Headlights are a ***** to protect, unless you have Veil.

 

 

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