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Old 06-02-2010, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Default California Traffic Fines To Increase | Traffic Violation

This effects all of ca but especially riverside & san bernardino counties. I tried telling some people but they didnt believe me. Well now they will. Bottom line is if you get any type of ticket in ca you are going to pay BIG time. Even if you jaywalk its gonna cost you a min of $100.00. Obey ALL laws & you should be fine. http://www.trafficviolationlawfirms.com/regional-content.cfm/state/ca/Article/120441/CaliforniaTraffic-FinesTo-Increase.html (broken link)
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Right on. Let the violators aid the budget fight.

Start busting the truckers sleeping in the "Emergency Parking Only" shoulders of freeways.
Make the carpool lane "Two Licensed Drivers" instead of "Two Occupants" (kids shouldn't count as a second occupant for carpooling for example)
How about $50 per MPH over the speed limit for speeding?
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If I am not mistaken, I think common offenses like speeding are considered infractions-not misdemeanors? But yes the courts can add their costs on top of the state set prices. All though now with all the courts closing, I wonder how this is going to be affected?

In principal, I am strongly opposed to this. If you do a crime, you pay. But the punishment should fit the crime, not the requirements of the state budget? Nowadays the politicians are not even hiding their true reason and spouting the gibberish of safety. When I lived in the bay area, San Francisco was facing a budget crisis and they raised paking tickets-no safety reasons, no it is impeding the flow of traffic, just an oh we have a budget hole so we are raising parking tickets. In AZ when former gov Napolitano introduced the photo radar on highways, she had already estimated that it would bring in $100 million to fill her budget deficit. In the recent budget crisis our terminator wanted to add speeding cameras in exisiting red light cameras all over the state. The budget office already estimated how much it would bring in-not the traffic division-but the budget division.

I think this utter disregard for even pretending to be concerned for safety can be a dangerous precedent. The crime must fit the punishment. If parking in the city is causing accidents or major inconvenience and you raise the fines-fine. But it is not good when you raise them for budget deficits. Same thing with speeding and court cases. Because now no one will believe that any of these laws are there for our protection. There is a thin line between govt enforcing laws and collecting fines and highway robbery. The former is about checks and balances and the greater good and a fine/jail commensurate with the crime to deter future offenders. The latter is to fill your coffers if you need more money.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Clovis NM, who knows where next?
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Right on. Let the violators aid the budget fight.

Start busting the truckers sleeping in the "Emergency Parking Only" shoulders of freeways.
?
As a CDL-A holder myself, I often wondered why many a driver were too lazy to find a large, open on/off ramp clearing to park in if the truckstops were too far away or full.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Right on. Let the violators aid the budget fight.

Start busting the truckers sleeping in the "Emergency Parking Only" shoulders of freeways.
Make the carpool lane "Two Licensed Drivers" instead of "Two Occupants" (kids shouldn't count as a second occupant for carpooling for example)
How about $50 per MPH over the speed limit for speeding?
Your ideas are always so over the top and unrealistic. I WISH CHP would crack down on carpool lane usage when I see about half of the people driving solo but its seems like they don't care much about that.


Quite honestly, I think a better way to "gain income" would be take ownership of vehicles driven by people with no or suspensed licenses IF they are also the owner. If the owner doesn't have insurance, I think that should be a higher fee. Everyone speeds on the freeway but not having proper docs and knowing you don't when driving is a decision made well before getting into a vehicle.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Right on. Let the violators aid the budget fight.

Start busting the truckers sleeping in the "Emergency Parking Only" shoulders of freeways.
Make the carpool lane "Two Licensed Drivers" instead of "Two Occupants" (kids shouldn't count as a second occupant for carpooling for example)
How about $50 per MPH over the speed limit for speeding?
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Your ideas are always so over the top and unrealistic.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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That's an old article, and jaywalking tickets are a lot higher than $100 already. I received a ticket for walking against a "stop hand" a couple of months ago and it was $178.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Make the carpool lane "Two Licensed Drivers" instead of "Two Occupants" (kids shouldn't count as a second occupant for carpooling for example)
This makes too much sense for it ever to be adopted. Goddam soccer moms with their brats shouldn't get whatever benefit the HOV lane offers.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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That's an old article, and jaywalking tickets are a lot higher than $100 already. I received a ticket for walking against a "stop hand" a couple of months ago and it was $178.
Back in the early 80s i got a jaywalking ticket in lA. My fine was $12.00. Greed is alive & well in taxifornia.
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