Municipalities, and their officers, can rely heavily on traffic citations to fund their local governments. This can result in you paying hefty fines and fees as a significant fundraising tool for places like Mountain View, that receive nearly 53% of it’s funding from traffic violation fines and fees. Don’t become a victim of these shady tactics to generate funding, be sure to drive safe and appropriately. If do find yourself in a situation where you are being extorted by a local municipality be sure to seek legal help. These sort of infractions can add up and end up costing you more than you originally thought. You could even end up in Jail!

Full article from Rocky Mountain PBS News