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"Repeat Offender" Program

A repeat offender program might be used to enforce speed limits, parking restrictions, or yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks. The idea of such a program is that fines or tickets would increase in cost as motorists continue to violate the same law/restriction. For example, the first time a motorist is caught speeding in a school zone, the ticket might cost $50. The second time, the same motorist is caught in a school zone, the ticket might cost $75; the third time, the ticket could cost $100. There are endless ways to configure such a program, but the goal is to force motorists to recognize that their behavior patterns must change in order to avoid increasingly stiff penalties. Such a program requires that law enforcement officials have appropriate technology to identify repeat offenders.

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