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Low Income California Drivers Could Pay Less For Traffic Citations


Traffic fines are meant to be a deterrent, but now California Governor Gavin Newsom is saying the fines and other added fees are getting too high.

“They should be held accountable… but if it is a speeding ticket going eight miles over the speed limit- I think you should get a break,” said David Murcia, a Santa Maria resident.

In his latest budget proposal, Governor Newsom wants to expand a pilot program that lowers traffic fines.

It could mean those who make less than about $26,000 a year will only pay half of what other drivers pay and allow them to make payments.

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