Wyoming considering bill to simplify speeding tickets

Wyoming News January 2, 2018


Wyoming considering bill to simplify speeding tickets

Cheyenne, WY.  –   Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that was passed by the Joint Judiciary Committee last month, that would simplify the fines applied to speeding tickets.

The state’s bond schedule currently consists of nine different speeding categories, relating to road type and location, which can result in up to some 40 different fine amounts.

If the bill were to pass, the revised system would simplify the fines to be based on speed increments alone, with special exceptions for school zones and construction zones.

The downside to the bill could be a $1.5 million cut to school funding over two years, as the money from speeding tickets in the state is often channeled to county schools.

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