Speeding through a work zone? Watch your mail

Forget those great excuses. Under a proposed law, police in Virginia could for the first time issue tickets to speeding motorists without pulling them over.

SB 1512 cleared a final hurdle in the General Assembly and would allow state troopers to use handheld photo speed monitoring devices to catch vehicles going at least 12 mph over the speed limit. The law would only apply in highway work zones. The fine could be up to $125.

Some who responded on Twitter said they feared Virginia could be “turning into Maryland” where speed camera enforcement is common.

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