Topeka A Kansas Senate committee is considering a bill that would double fines for speeding on heavily traveled roads around the state.
The Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday was scheduled to hear testimony on the measure that would establish safety corridors on busy highways. The legislation would allow state workers to decide which highways are dangerous.
The bill was proposed by Wichita officials, who want safety corridor designation for a stretch of Kellogg Dr. Crashes on the city’s busiest highway accounted for seven traffic fatalities in 2008, one-third of the yearly total.
Deputy Police Chief Robert Lee said the Kellogg corridor would be about 20 miles long. The aim of the legislation would be to reduce traffic deaths, not to collect more money from fines.