Lawmakers: Fixes Might Not Save Surcharge Program

Efforts to fix the problem-plagued Driver Responsibility Program ultimately may not shield it from the wrath of lawmakers.

The Public Safety Commission this month tentatively approved new rules for the program, a measure lawmakers approved in 2003 that attaches huge annual surcharges to certain traffic citations. The rules, which could be adopted in September, are meant to get more people to pay the fines and to salvage a revenue-generating scheme that many lawmakers have decried as a failure. Although the new rules are a step in the right direction, some lawmakers say the Legislature still may kill the surcharges entirely ...

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