Minnesota Considers Easing Speeding Fines

Highway Speeding Reduced Fines

People who push their vehicles a bit faster may end up getting a break in Minnesota soon. That is, if state Sen. LeRoy Stumpf gets his way.

Minnesota law now prohibits speeding violations of up to 10 mph in a 55 mph zone and up to 5 mph in a 60 mph zone from being reported to violators’ insurance companies.

The House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee voted to advance a bill to apply the 10 mph cap in both speed zones.

Critics, including the State Patrol and state Transportation Department, say the change would send the wrong message about traffic safety rules.

The bill “ HF1284 “ awaits further consideration in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee.

Read more about this bill and other transportation news at Land Line Magazine.