Driving Too Fast Could Cost You More

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Sunday, Feb 27, 2011  |  Updated 3:00 PM CDT
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The North Richland Hills Police Department is already using one radar gun that takes photos or videos of speeders.

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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

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