Did you know that traffic tickets went up significantly on Jan. 1? Me neither. But a number of news stories from around the country confirm that many states are raising fines on drivers to help cover their budget shortfall.
Yes, our states are nickel and diming us to balance their budgets.
In California, drivers with a broken tail light can now get slapped with a $100 fee. It used to be $0. Connecticut already started handing out more speeding tickets. Florida is considering taking away discounts for those who attend traffic school. Wisconsin wants to make drunk drivers pay more. Georgia lawmakers are proposing many new car-related fees.
Whatever happened to spending less?