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Proposal would cap speeding ticket surcharges in New York

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has introduced a bill this month aimed at addressing the escalating costs of speeding tickets for New York drivers.


Under the proposed legislation, surcharges and fees added to a speeding ticket in the state would be limited.

The fees, which can begin at $85 for a first-time violation, would be capped at 10% of the initial fine if the bill is passed. This proposal comes amid growing concerns over the steep increase in surcharges over the years, even for relatively minor offenses.


These inflated costs can pose a significant burden on motorists, especially those struggling financially.

The proposed bill comes as the state is considering increasing Thruway tolls to fund improvements to the highway system and infrastructure.

Lawmakers further called for greater control over when tolls are increased, arguing that it’s part of a broader issue of the rising cost of keeping a vehicle on the road in New York.



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