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05-06-2008, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by lou4gehrig View Post
Just pay the fine. **** happens. Fines are used to pay for services and infrastructure that everybody uses, you, me everybody. If nobody paid the fines, then the taxes would be even higher. It's pretty simple. So basically you are rewarded for following the strict letter of the law as written. If you get caught once in awhile, oh well, that's just bad luck.
Fines are also used to pay for enforcement which then becomes a vicious circle. Not that I'm a fine anarchist but $214 seems pretty steep for a first offense and when the difference between a student and adult pass is so small anyways.

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