Sorry, was out hiking for the day.. Seems this took off as usual..
Originally Posted by Ejs4029
Doc73, Can you legally pass while towing in the far left of a three lane highway in PA ?
IF IT IS Posted as no trucks, commercial or trailers than no.. Because you cannot be in the lane to begin with, only right two. Now if your in an suv pulling a trailer, I would have to look into it I would look at that as a gray area. Now I did not look the section up so it might be addressed for anything towing.
Originally Posted by rmac04401
Is that the total cost or just the fine. Most of our ticket when broke down there is a fine, fee for court, 911 etc. my son got a registration violation ticket and the fine was $45 but the total ticket was close to $70 or $90
Total cost. Fines in PA are typically 25$ for non speeding Fines. They range in cost depending on speed above limit. You are correct, most is fees. Fees can vary as well for serious offenses (like driving without a license for instance)
As for quotas they are outlawed in PA. As for making money.. We get half the cost of the fine. So, 12.50... Now this assumes the fine was the typical $25 fine. 90 to 95% of what I issue is $25 Fines and I am a traffic unit officer.
Figuring the cost of fuel, my salary, insurance, vehicle cost and equipment cost I would need to write a 100 tickets a day to even try and Break even (made up but you get the point) . This would assume the person pays the ticket. If they ask for a hearing we loose money.
So, for at least PA, when someone says we do it for revenue (expecially the politians,) most of the revenue actually goes to them... The politicians (into the coffers of the state budget.)
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