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There's a new proposal to keep funds rolling to Wilmington's SafeLight program and the New Hanover County Board of Education.
Board vice-chairperson Jeannette Nichols says she's writing a letter to lawmakers asking to raise the fine for running a red light from $50 to $100. That would include giving more than 10 percent to local cities who operate the SafeLight program.
There are 15 safelight intersections throughout Wilmington. If a driver runs the light they get a ticket for $50. Right now that goes to keeping the program up and running, but a court's decision this week would give 90% of the funds to local school boards. It's a decision that could ruin the financing behind the SafeLight program.
"I'm delighted that were going to... I hope that we'll get the money because we desperately need it for the schools," Nichols said. "But I can understand the perspective of the city."
The law is the law and if the city can't follow it then how can they expect the citizens to follow the law (any law in general fits here). This was forewarned and yet no one listened. Politicians pushed for this amendment change and now they want it change again to suit them. Can you say bullcrap? I can.