Compton : City Council Raises Traffic, Parking Fines

The City Council has increased fines for traffic tickets and illegal parking.

The council acted in response to a recommendation by Police Chief James Carrington, who said the city's fines were lower than those in neighboring cities.

Under the new ordinance, fines for running a red light and for parking illegally increased from $20 to $23, and fines for driving, parking or loitering on private property were raised $3 to $53.

The council also increased the penalties for three other offenses: the fine for hitchhiking jumped from $10 to $28, the fine for riding an unlicensed bicycle is up from $10 to $13 and bail for a traffic infraction that ends in arrest increased $3 to $203.

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