Bill aims to relieve financial burden of traffic tickets

A bill is making its way through the state legislature that would give some drivers a break on their traffic tickets.

The legislation is designed to help people with low incomes pay their fines.

The Traffic Ticket Relief Act would allow hearing officers to reduce a fine based on a person’s inability to pay.

It would also create an installment payment option.

The officer would be authorized to request documentation to assess eligibility for relief.

Supporters of the bill hope to relieve the heavy financial burden of receiving a ticket.

According to state data, the average speeding ticket in New York ranges from $45 to $600.

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