JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A state senator is calling for change in some local speed trap towns.
"I think over the years they have just tacked on additional fines, or put up red light cameras, or doing one thing or another to try and generate revenue for their city," said Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St.Pete).
Brandes pre-filed a bill that would effectively put the breaks on cities who he says are using traffic citations to fund city government.
Look for the taxation structure to change to overcome any deficit imposed by lost revenues.
But, better than arbitrarily having your insurance rates go up.
Please spare me the purist critiques of don't do it and no problem. Way to many times things are done for nothing but revenue gathering.
I cite nothing more than Waldo, Fl. Look up its sordid past of speed trapping. They don't even have a police force any longer.
I agree 100% If you look at Starke, if you drive thru that town when school is open (not starting or ending) the speed limit thru the whole town is 15 mph. This is a major truck route, and traffic is backed up for miles.
I agree that safety is important for children, but is it necessary for the speed limit to be that low?
It is just another way to give out tickets.
How many cities keep RLC and loose money on them? Few to none
How many move them to increase revenue? Many
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