LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Anyone driving through Long Island that receives a traffic violation will now be paying extra.
Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, wants to add extra fees to traffic violations in order to pay more for cops.
The proposal would add an extra $105 to any traffic violations which would pay for 150 additional police officers and 81 civilian public safety jobs.
The fee would also cover any violations including mild parking violations.
“There’s a significant police presence that’s now requires at these events, and that takes personnel, and that takes dollars,” Mangano said.
The legislature is set to vote on the budget by the end of October.