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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.
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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.

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