Earlier this month, the Florida Senate voted against a proposal to raise fines for loud car stereos.
The House bill actually didn’t make it out of committee, with at least one Senator stating that it would invite racial profiling.
The Gainesville Sun quoted State Sen. (D) Oscar Braynon, as stating the bill seemed to be targeting a “certain population,” and “I think we’re overstepping.”
During a lively debate, another senator said he feared selective enforcement.
The bill would have designated a loud car stereo as a moving violation that could result in points against one’s license (for multiple offenders).
The new bill would have increased fines to $120 for a second violation within a year and $180 for a third violation. Plus, you could get 3 points on your license for each violation beyond the first.
Photo: Not your average sound system. Credit: Miami New Times