North Dakota lawmakers are supporting big increases in some of the state's highway speeding fines.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota lawmakers are supporting big increases in some of the state's highway speeding fines.
North Dakota has some of the region's lowest fines for speeders.
They're also hard for law officers to calculate without using a chart.
The Legislature's Transportation Committee on Wednesday endorsed raising the fines and making them easier to figure.
Now, someone who's caught driving 65 on a 55 mile per hour road is fined $10.
Under the new bill, the fine would be $50.
Someone going 80 mph on North Dakota's interstate highways would be fined $50, instead of $25.
The bill would also allow cities to increase their speeding penalties.
Fargo state Representative Ed Gruchalla and assistant West Fargo police chief Mike Reitan say the higher fines will be a deterrent to highway lead foots.