Poorer People Will Pay Traffic Fines Based on Ability to Repay in California

California has some of the highest traffic fines in the  country. Someone who has incredible wealth will be undeterred when facing one of the fines levied on drivers in the state. Unfortunately, for poorer drivers getting a traffic ticket is a catastrophe. Click on the image below to see how the California legislature is trying to deal with this reality…

The California Legislature is considering a proposal to link the cost of a traffic ticket to a person’s ability to pay. And, it could help the state recoup tens of millions of dollars in delinquent fines that people just can’t afford to pay. Thanks to a host of automatic surcharges, a $100 ticket actually starts out at $490.

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