State Legislature Considers Reducing Fines, Fees For Speeding - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

State Legislature Considers Reducing Fines, Fees For Speeding

Posted: Updated:
A proposal speeding through the legislature may reduce how much you have to pay if you get a ticket. A proposal speeding through the legislature may reduce how much you have to pay if you get a ticket.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Good news may be on the horizon if you have a bit of a lead foot. A proposal speeding through the legislature may reduce how much you have to pay if you get a ticket.

This is for those who get a ticket from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for going less than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Currently, a ticket for going 10 miles or less over the speed limit results in fines and fees of $224.50.

The proposal, that has already passed the Senate, would reduce the fines from $10 to $5 a ticket and fees to $95.

But according to research by House staff, reducing the ticket would cost district and local courts, as well as other entities that receive money from tickets and fees about $2.6 million a year. So, the House voted to put the brakes on the changes until 2022.

The bill now goes back to the Senate to vote on those revised changes.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured

  • Business News

    Find news on Oklahoma's economy, local business, the banking industry and more.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Your Vote Counts

    Hear both sides of Oklahoma politics with Your Vote Counts.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.