House Panel Rejects Bad Driver Fees

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A House panel has rejected a proposal to impose fees on bad drivers.

The House Appropriations Committee on Friday night nixed the proposal Gov. Martin O’Malley included in his budget.

The proposal would have charged $100 per point on a driver’s license above five points for three years. It also would have charged a $500 fine each year for three years for those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The fees would have raised an estimated $5 million in fiscal year 2012 and $8 million in fiscal year 2013.

The House Appropriations Committee is working late Friday on the governor’s budget legislation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Wheres common sense when you need it

    I can solve the budget crisis with ease. Lets put a fee on all poor decisions that each politition makes. We could go from being in the red to being in the black in about a day. All in favor say “I”.

    • Brown

      “I” that’s insane!!!

  • Sam Waithaka

    good idea

  • ghop

    I like the idea.

  • ratm33

    O’malley is a complete idiot. And so are all of you to agree. Next they will charge you a fee for using the sidewalks to jog on.

  • andy botwin


  • Brian

    whats so bad with this idea…if you were dumb enough to get over 5 points or to get a DUI you most likely had no penalty from the judicial system here in the wonderful state of MD so whats so bad with a little penalty…God forbid punish ones who do wrong. Way to go politicians heres a novel idea for MD, why dont we actually convict people of crimes.

  • zeph

    Let’s impose a big, fat fine on every illiterate idiot too lazy to check google or a dictionary before posting their drivel.

  • Jerry

    The way it looks , we got alot of drunks running the state. The reason I’m saying this is they are talking about rasing taxs on everthing but anything to do with alcohol . They raised the taxs on cigarets, gas and everything in the stores but booze. Start raising the booze tax and not only will you make money , you will also save lives. It might not stop the DUI’s but it will be reduced.

  • Jerry


  • Mr. Harry Longrod


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