Governor Jay Nixon Signed a bill today that will put a cap on cities from profiting off of tickets
This is the first bill of it’s kind. Speeding tickets are often padded with excess amounts of money. Some cities justify this as a deterrent. Basically, it’s just fraud. Several technology companies have made deals with cities to share profits. The ticketing process itself has become somewhat of a ‘big business’ for small towns and large cities.
One 2-mile stretch of Interstate 295 in Hopewell, Virginia, is dubbed “The Million-Dollar Mile.” – According to a AAA investigation.
This is also known as taxation by citation. Sounds more like fraud to me.
The End Of Ticket Profits
Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri made a truly American move today.
Now, no longer will cities in Missouri be able to target citizens as a revenue source.
This will shift focus back to crime prevention. You know, the job police were hired to do.
Thanks Gov! We all appreciate this. Hopefully other governors follow suit and pass similar legislation.