Theft, Theft and More Theft
Stalag California, in its ongoing program to separate every productive resident from every dollar he earns, has increased the cost of traffic citations by $4. The claim is that this $4 is earmarked to help pay for emergency services, seems quite modest compared to some increases.
It's still a tax increase.Tax increases are supposed to (by law) be approved by referendum, but that law is followed only if they can't justify calling it a fee. One might wonder how many of those heavily covered police chases are caused by the ultra-high traffic fines. A year or so in jail, which rapidly becomes two weeks in light of jail overcrowding, might seem far preferable to some than four- or five-figure traffic fines.
Drive carefully, as if your livelihood depends on it!