Anyone going 50 miles an hour over the speed limit should get really hard with a fine. Too many car accidents occur because of speeding and other aggressive driving. Also, motorcyclists who do stunts on the busy roads of Florida should also be penalized. They are not only putting themselves at risk, they are putting others on the road at risk of a car accident.
Tomorrow, new fines take effect in Florida for drivers going in excess of 50 mph over the speed limit. These speeders will have to pay $1,000 for the first offense and $2,500 for the second offense. The third offense is a felony with a possible $5,000 fine and a chance of the speeder losing his or her license for 10 years. Imagine, in order for this law to come into effect, someone would have to be traveling at 90 mph in a 40 mph speed zone or over 120 mph in a 70 mph speed zone. Drivers doing that should be hit hard with fines.
Also, another law taking effect on Wednesday is aimed at motorcyclist who perform stunts on the road. After a third offense, bikers who violate the new law could face a maximum prison term of five years.
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