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Speeding motorists could pay their way out of a ticket

Speeders may be able to skip sitting in a lengthy traffic safety class or having points litter their licenses.

Folks may be able to quash a speeding ticket with a little cash if a bill passes next year, according to an Associated Press report.

AZ Senate bill would let offenders skip traffic school

A provision buried in the package of bills for the 2010 budget would let errant motorists essentially buy their way out of trouble. They could pay a flat fee of $282 and walk away, with no ticket, no record — and no time lost.

Read story: www.azstarnet.com/metro/293986

Anyone pulled over for speeding, at least in the Tucson area, is usually going more than 10 mph above the limit.

Speeding tickets in that range usually clock in around $200 to begin with.

Neither is the driving school option cheap.

Paying your way out of a ticket sounds like a viable option, since it would only be another $80 or so.

The option should not – and would not – apply to those who were driving under the influence, blasting through a red light or other heftier offenses.

What do you think?

How many speeding tickets have you gotten in Tucson?

Would you have chosen to pay the extra cash to make them go away?

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