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Join Date: 2009 Jun
Location: Northern Virginia
Has there been any prgress on this?
NM: Found it Bid to end Virginia's radar detector ban fails in House | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
Virginia will remain the only state in the nation where radar detectors are illegal. |
A bill to repeal the state’s 48-year-old ban on the devices was defeated Thursday by the House of Delegates, 61-38.
The sponsor of HB674, Del. Joe May, R-Leesburg, argued that the ban is inhospitable to visitors and that radar detectors enhance traffic safety by encouraging motorists to slow down.
But the majority of delegates were swayed by opponents’ arguments that the devices contribute to excessive speed.
The state police opposed the measure.
“Speed on the roads of the commonwealth is a major problem,” said Del. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond. “I don’t think we ought to be passing laws that make our roads less safe.”