Mar 2, 2009

Calling all cars, be on the lookout for easy money

The California Legislature has tacked a few new fees onto the cost of a traffic ticket to pay for a variety of special projects. The San Francisco Chronicle breaks down what the $490 fine to run a red light pays for.

The Legislature also raised the price of a fix-it ticket on Jan. 1 to pay for courthouse construction.

A researcher at St. Louis Federal Reserve recently did a study showing how governments turn to traffic tickets as a way to boost revenues in hard times.

(h/t LA Observed)

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