Archive for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New state law raises traffic fines

May 19, 2010


— Speeders and other traffic scofflaws will face higher fines in Kansas beginning in July.

Gov. Mark Parkinson signed legislation Monday boosting the fines by $15. That means a driver caught exceeding the speed limit by up to 10 mph will be fined $45 instead of the current $30.

The higher fines are expected to raise about $2 million a year for the state.

The Kansas Department of Corrections will get about $1.3 million of the total. The agency will use the money for substance abuse programs for inmates, which have been hit hard by budget cuts.

About $700,000 will go for improvements to the secure computer system used by law enforcement agencies to track and trade information about criminals’ past activities.


mr_right_wing 8 years ago

You see me time and again complaining about new taxes or tax increases. (Turnips!!) I have absolutely no problem with government raising revenue this way. Why? Because it essentially is a 'voluntary' tax. Don't speed, and you don't have to pay it! Just like cigarettes and booze. (Porno should be on that list too; but I realize I'm 'beating a dead naked horse".)

If you have the extra money to speed, that is completely your choice. (Although not legal.)

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