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Published February 14, 2013, 09:34 AM

Higher Speeding Fines May be Coming to N.D.

Drivers in North Dakota could soon be slapped with heftier fines for speeding. The House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday afternoon to raise fines across the state.

Drivers in North Dakota could soon be slapped with heftier fines for speeding. The House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday afternoon to raise fines across the state.

The bill targets drivers speeding in zones that are 65 miles per hour or less, and in cities. It was drafted at the request of the Department of Transportation to deter speeding. Representative Dan Ruby says the bill raises fines substantially. If passed, speeding in a zone of 65 miles per hour or less could cost $2 for every mile over the limit. The bill also doubles the fine for speeding in a school zone to $80. Speeding fines have not been adjusted in more than thirty years. The bill now moves to the Senate.

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