TPD stepping up traffic enforcement efforts on BA Expressway, US 75; tickets up to $500 for speeding

Posted at 5:25 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 11:15:22-05

TULSA -- The Tulsa Police Department is stepping up efforts to stop speeders on several Green Country highways.

Throughout March, TPD will focus on the the Broken Arrow Expressway as well as US 75.

The department says officers will not issue warnings while enforcing strict speeding violations. The effort is to lower the number of wrecks on the two highways, says the department.

The speeding tickets will cost anywhere between $150 to $500 and/or up to 10 days in jail, according to a press release.

Where does the money from a speeding ticket get allocated? Here's a breakdown:

  • $35 – Speeding ticket
  • $88 – Court costs (see graphic below for 2014 court fee totals)
  • $25 – Court computers
  • $20 – DA’s office
  • $20 – Trooper’s vehicles
  • $9 – CLEET training
  • $5 – Sheriff’s office
  • $10 – Courthouse security
  • Part of it also goes to help pay for the law library and fingerprint ID system
  • $10 – For a trauma center outside Tulsa




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