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Published January 25, 2013, 04:33 PM

Nonresidents will pay more for speeding in North Dakota

(WDAY TV) -- A lawmaker pitches his idea that could strongly encourage people living and working in North Dakota with out of state vehicles to register their vehicles in this state.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- A lawmaker pitches his idea that could strongly encourage people living and working in North Dakota with out of state vehicles to register their vehicles in this state.

Tioga Representative Bob Skarphol's proposal is to make nonresidents pay more when they are pulled over for speeding.

Such drivers would pay whatever fine is higher. North Dakota's or what the fine would be from the state where their vehicle is registered.

Rep. Bob Skarphol says, "Its become far too prevelant that people are doing this. I think it's appropriate for us to find a mechanism that would ask these individuals to support the costs of our road system as well as our own citizens."

Last session, lawmakers passed a law creating temporary licenses for six months or a year for non-residents. In the last 18 months, 11,650 vehicles have been temporary registered.

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