Massachusetts Cop Forum banner

Another $50 on the speeding ticket?

3380 Views 11 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Bluelite75 :

The proposed [Spinal Cord Injury Trust] will be funded by a $50.00 surcharge to speeding tickets and other moving violations, including drunk driving and reckless driving.
So they are thinking of/planning to add another $50 to the speeding tickets (and other moving violations)... this is now along with the $25 Head Injury Surcharge and another $25 "general fund surcharge" (alternative taxation?).

I wonder how long will it be before we get a laundry list of charities, lining up for their piece of the drivers' pocket. Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, what's next... brain injury? Eyesight injury? Red Cross Blood Donation charge?

To me, it's a tax in disguise. There's got to be a better way to support various injury research institutes than through mandatory fees on speeding tickets.

If one gets pulled over for 40 in a 35 zone, that could be a $150 minimum ticket!
Not open for further replies.
1 - 1 of 12 Posts
Here is what I've been using lately. "Instead of writting you a $150 speeding ticket I wrote you for failing to obey a sign, specifically the speed limit sign". 720 CMR 9.06 -- $20

I choose this for a couple reasons:
a. I hate hidden taxes
b. I have not had a clerk or judge find them NR after seeing the break I gave them, which leads to the additional entry on ther KQ.
c. If they are Joe public they are happy w/ the savings, but if they are Joe Sh#t the rag man they will most likely get stopped and cited again. This way I will nickel and dime them into suspension and get to search on an inventory. The process is a little longer, but it works well.
1 - 1 of 12 Posts
Not open for further replies.