This is a problem caused by the legislature adding too many fines and fees to the base violation, the fines and fees on a traffic citation can cause the total cost to increase more than four times the intended fine for the violation. We need a total overhaul of the laws in this state.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Tom Miller
A new bill moving through the California Senate would base the amount of a traffic violation fine on a person’s income.
Senate Bill 185 would allow judges to reduce traffic violation fines by up to 80 percent if a person can prove they’re unable to pay the amount — and only if their income is two-and-a-half times above the federal poverty line or less.
The savings would have provided a huge discount to Sacramento resident Tashuna Harding, who owns about $4,000 in fines associated with speeding tickets.