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Virginia Tech Transportation Fellow issues white paper on abusive driver fees


BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 7, 2008 – Ray D. Pethtel, Virginia Tech's University Transportation Fellow and associate director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, has issued a white paper on Virginia's controversial abusive driver fees imposed through legislation passed during last year's General Assembly session and signed into law by Governor Tim Kaine.

The white paper, explores and compares penalties in other states for similar convictions and places Virginia’s fees within a national context.

For information, contact Ray D. Pethtel at (540) 231-1546.

The findings presented by Pethtel are the result of his research and analysis and are not the official views of Virginia Tech.