Even though the summer is halfway gone, there are still plenty of things to get done and fun things to look forward to. Here in New York State, we are in the middle of the best concert season we have had in years! But with all the excitement of the summer, drivers still need to pay attention. But if you are caught speeding, there may be some good news.

Although school is out for the summer, there are many kids out on bikes and going to and from camps. It is even more important to keep an eye out for kids walking and riding bikes near parks and playgrounds.

There are reports this week that some lawmakers in Albany are trying to make it less expensive to pay for speeding tickets here in New York State.

A bill would cap surcharges to a maximum of ten-percent of the original fine. The assembly member behind it feels the current prices don't make sense. He says a 45-dollar ticket could end up costing up to 300-bucks after everything is tacked on.

There are some areas that were already lowering the speed limit near schools and senior gathering areas here in New York State.

Just last month, Governor Hochul signed a new law that allows for the changes in New York.

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed a legislative package to enhance street safety, prevent traffic-related fatalities, and crack down on hit-and-run incidents. Two new laws will allow municipalities to reduce speed limits to 25 miles per hour and increase fines for leaving car crash scenes without reporting them.

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