TO ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY BY AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SPEED MEASURING SYSTEMS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DETECT SPEED LIMIT VIOLATIONS IN HIGHWAY WORK AND SCHOOL ZONES, TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR THE APPROVAL, USE, AND CALIBRATION OF ELECTRONIC SPEED MEASURING SYSTEMS, TO ESTABLISH A CIVIL PENALTY FOR SPEED VIOLATIONS IN WORK AND SCHOOL ZONES THAT ARE DETECTED BY THOSE SYSTEMS, TO CREATE A NEW SPECIAL FUND WITHIN THE STATE CIVIL PENALTY AND FORFEITURE FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE PENALTIES INTO THE DESIGNATED SPECIAL FUND, AND TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF HIGHWAY FUNDS TRANSFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FOR DRIVERS EDUCATION.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends proposed GS 20-141.7(f)(2) to increase the civil penalty for speeding within a school zone to $250 (was, $125). Amends proposed GS 20-141.7(h)(2) to clarify that a sworn affidavit provided by a registered owner contesting liability for speeding must include documentation that the owner reported theft or other loss of the photographed vehicle within 48 hours of the violation (was, before the date of the violation).
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