Driving Too Fast Could Cost You More

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    NBCDFW
    The North Richland Hills Police Department is already using one radar gun that takes photos or videos of speeders.

    If you like to put the pedal to the metal, beware it could cost you a little more than before.

    A bill filed by State. Rep. Naomi Gonzalez, a democrat from El Paso, would raise the state traffic fine from $30 to $45. Gonzalez hopes to generate and estimated $85 million for Texas over the next two years, according to the Star-Telegram.

    Gonzalez's bill is one of several plans to create or raise fines and generate money for the Lone Star State.

    The state faces a $27 billion revenue shortfall.

    Other proposals:

    • Driving recklessly - pay up to $500
    • Driving without a license - pay up to $200
    • Failing to pay to pay toll fees - pay an extra $250
    • Convicted of attempted murder - pay as much as $10,000
    • Selling or transporting certain desert plants - pay as much as $1,000
    • Taking a glass container into certain state-owned riverbeds - pay as much as $2,000

    More: Star-Telegram