SLC Council Proposes Traffic Fine Increase

SLC Council Proposes Traffic Fine Increase

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- If you get caught speeding in Salt Lake City's neighborhoods you could be forced to pay big bucks.

Last night, the City Council proposed a traffic fine increase.

Under the proposal, violators would pay an extra 20-percent. That could be anywhere from 18-dollar and 40-cents to 106-dollars and 40-cents, depending on the speed.

The fine would only apply to streets where the speed limit is 25 miles-per-hour.

The proposal also calls for a 25-thousand dollar public awareness campaign before the enhanced fines state.

They city would post signs in neighborhoods warning drivers of the enhanced penalty.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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