2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-1314 - Traffic schools; requiring attendance by persons convicted of certain violations
46.2-1314. Traffic schools; requiring attendance by persons convicted ofcertain violations.
The governing body of any county or city may by ordinance provide for theestablishment of a traffic school in the locality, at which instructionconcerning laws and ordinances for the regulation of vehicular traffic, safeoperation of vehicles, and such other subjects as may be prescribed shall begiven. The ordinance shall provide for the supervision of the school, thedays and hours of its operation, and its personnel. In the discretion of thegoverning body, the ordinance establishing a traffic school may vest thedirection and conduct of the school in the general district court chargedwith hearing traffic cases.
The governing body of any county or city may, alternatively, by ordinanceprovide for the designation of an existing traffic school or course operatedas part of a county or city adult education program as a traffic school forthe purposes of this section.
Any court in a county or city which provides for a traffic school under thissection may require any person found guilty of a violation of any provisionof Chapter 8 ( 46.2-800 et seq.) of this title or local ordinance governingthe operation of motor vehicles to attend a traffic school in the county orcity where the person is a resident or any traffic school that has beenestablished in any jurisdiction contiguous to the county or city of residenceof the convicted violator for a period specified in the order requiring theattendance if the governing body of that contiguous jurisdiction consentsthereto. The requirement for attendance may be in lieu of or in addition tothe penalties prescribed by 46.2-113 or any such ordinance. Failure tocomply with the order of the court shall be punishable as contempt.
(1964, c. 267, 46.1-16.1; 1968, c. 47; 1973, c. 389; 1989, c. 727; 1993, c.72.)
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