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House to vote on bill cutting speeding ticket fines

cars speeding freeway620The House is set to vote on a bill making the maximum penalty for driving up to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit just $15.

Rep. David Stevens’ proposal builds on current law stating officers may issue a “waste of a finite resource” ticket for drivers traveling up to 10 miles per hour over the limit in a 55 mph zone. The bill expands that to encompass any street or highway with exceptions for school crossing zones, construction zones and business or residential districts.

The House is set to vote on House Bill 2662 Tuesday.

A violation can’t be reported to insurance companies and won’t add points to a driver’s license.

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One comment

  1. This would be a helpful bill to pass. It would take the profits out of predatory low level speed traps.

    A better bill would be one requiring almost all posted speed limits on main roads to be set at the 85th percentile speed of free flowing traffic under good conditions. Then the chances to run predatory speed traps for profits would virtually disappear AND the traffic flows would be both smoother and safer. See our website for the science of 85th percentile posted speed limits to maximize safety.

    James C. Walker, Life Member – National Motorists Association

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