Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Welcome to the New Bad Old Days

South Carolina is considering a bill that would allow police to slap $150 tickets on motorists caught driving less than 10 mph over the limit --10 times the current minimum -- but let them skip reporting the tickets to shield low-speed offenders from higher insurance premiums.

According to the bipartisan legislation, windfall revenues would be split between the state and the towns or cities that issue tickets.

Oh yeah, no room for corruption, quotas and so on here. Although I should give them props for making the revenue enhancement opportunity more transparent to the victims ticketees.

The Democrat co-conspirator co-sponsor of the Bill, one Todd Rutherford, says that people will like it because they can avoid having their insurance go up just because of the speeding tickets.

And I"m sure they will--until they get tired of paying the speeding tickets.

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