Why are Restricted Road fines so high?
by Julie Barnes
(Las Vegas, NV.Usa)
I'm sorry, does anyone know why the fines are so ridiculously high for accidentally turning onto a restricted road in PA.
I got turned around, nobody was hurt, yet I got a ticket in the sum of almost $17,000.00. YES seventeen THOUSAND dollars.
I had to follow the police car to their station, to get officially weighed; First Police Station I've ever seen that had their own SCALE at, right in front there, and IRONICALLY, while FOLLOWING the police over to this Scale/Police Station, I had to drive on ANOTHER restricted road, which I found out later, was fine, only because I was being escorted by these officers at this time.
NOW, my understanding of this law, is to protect these older streets that were NOT originally made for large and heavy vehicles to be on.
I can understand this concept, but I don't understand, how or why this is deemed such a crime, where the penalty can be enough to pretty much ruin a mans form of livelyhood.
HOW can this make sense, how do they figure? And who, exactly are "THEY" that decide on the costs of fines? Anyone? Help me understand.
Thank you for your time. JB