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Maine lowers fines on speeding tickets

WLBZ-TV reports fines for lower end speeding violations have decreased by about 15 percent.

Drivers pulled over going 1 to 9 mph over the speed limit will see their ticket go from $134 to $114. Those who are pulled over going 15 to 19 mph above the speed limit will see their fines decrease by $30.

Fines will stay the same for drivers who are caught going 20 to 29 mph above the speed limit.

The changes come after the state Violations Bureau found Maine’s fines for lower end speeding infractions were higher on average than other New England states.

Police officer Ryan Le says higher fines can make it difficult for some officers to write tickets.

To read the rest of “Maine lowers fines on speeding tickets,” an article by contributing News staff writer of The Associated Press, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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