How would you feel about this?
With fuel expenses that rival Joan Rivers’ botox bill, a lot of smaller towns are feeling the budget crunch. USA TODAY reports the Holly Springs, Georgia, police department is doing something about it. No, they’re not switching to biofuel or putting their officers on bicycles. Starting July 1, if you’re stopped for speeding in this Atlanta suburb, you’ll be charged a $12 ‘fuel surcharge’ for the gas the po-po used to catch you. (They didn’t say if they’d increase the surcharge by the number of cars used to run you down.) Police chief Ken Ball expects the surcharge to add between $19.5k and $26k to the city’s coffers. Looks like Atlanta’s next; Monday, the city council approved a proposal to add $10 to $15 to tickets for speeding and other moving violations within their borders. Don’t smirk if you live elsewhere, though – Ball says he’s been ‘inundated’ by calls from other cities wanting a copy of the ordinance.