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.
- 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