they raised the fines for common traffic violations so that
Theoretically, after three tickets, a driver can owe $3,000 and more, depending on the offense.
And if you can’t pay, you go to jail.
And that is exactly what happened. Nearly one in ten Texans can’t pay: students, single mothers, working families, essentially low and even middle income Texans whose income can’t keep up with gas, insurance, taxes and tickets too.
UNBELIEVABLE! Ten percent of Texans have arrest warrants for simple traffic violations? Like, if you are very poor and get caught not using your turn signal a few times, and can't pay the fine, you go to JAIL? Wow, that is HUGE.