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Massachusetts State Police Ordered to Issue $1.2 Million More in Speeding Tickets Next Year

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority reportedly set a $2.3 million Dig speeding ticket goal for next year-that’s $1.7 million more than 2007. Motorists in the Boston area are expected to be hardest hit by this new target mark, which came about after the Big Dig Tunnel’s collapse, which deplete trooper resources as police officers were forced away from the task of catching speeding motorists while they monitored reconstruction efforts.

To fulfill this goal, radar enforcement will be emphasized.

Across Massachusetts, The turnpike anticipates $5.8 million in speeding ticket revenue for 2008. Revenue for speeding tickets in Massachusetts this year was at $4.6 million.

If you are issued a speeding ticket anywhere in Massachusetts, you should speak with an experienced Massachusetts traffic violations attorney about your case.

Not only will you be ordered to pay a speeding fine, but a speeding ticket can increase your insurance premium. A traffic violations lawyer can help you fight the offense-especially if this is your second or third violation.

The General Laws of Massachusetts:

Chapter 90: Section 17. Speed limits

No person operating a motor vehicle on any way shall run it at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to traffic and the use of the way and the safety of the public.

In Massachusetts, the state and auto insurance companies work together to set insurance rates. A traffic ticket immediately results in insurance surcharges. In order to eliminate these surcharges, you cannot get another ticket for at least three years.

Massachusetts State Police Goal: $1.2 Million More Speeding Tickets, The Newspaper.com, December 19, 2007
Troopers target speeders to replenish Pike coffers, BostonHerald.com, December 18, 2007
Chapter 90: Section 17. Speed limits, General Laws of Massachusetts

Related Web Resources:

It pays to avoid a speeding ticket — or fight one, MSN.com
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

The Massachusetts traffic violations law firm of Altman & Altman LLP would be happy to discuss your speeding violations case with you. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today.

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