Callegari bill left pending in committee
Lawmakers in Austin know that most of us drive a little faster than the posted speed limit. One of them tried to make sure that you wouldn’t have to pay for it.
Katy Representative Bill Callegari filed a bill that would prevent police for ticketing you for going anything less than ten miles an hour over the speed limit. Callegari told KTRH this is a good idea.
“Over the years I’ve heard people say they won’t ticket you unless you go ten miles over the limit. I thought that if that was the practice they follow, then let’s make it official,” Callegari explained.
Callegari tells KTRH there are exceptions.
“School zone, hospital zones or if in the officer’s opinion conditions dictate you are driving at an excessive speed,” Callegari said.
Some, like Harris Country Libertarian Party Chairperson Kathie Glass think it's not a bad idea to set a limit and enforce that limit.
“Tell us what the rules are so we can call abide by it,” Glass stated.
Glass says make a rule, and stick with it.
“If you want to have a speed limit, have a speed limit. Make it simple. Make it fair and evenly applied. Then be done with it,” Glass explained.
The law was left pending in committee last week. Callegari says he thinks it might be because some jurisdictions would lose money because fewer tickets would be written.