By a 5-0 vote in the senate, Law and Public Safety Committee advanced Sen. Peter Barnes' legislation that calls for a $50 fine for not turning your interior light on during a traffic stop.

The problem is, it's already illegal if the officer requests you turn it on and you don't comply. This raises the standard to ALWAYS having it on as soon as the stop begins. But that also tells me there won't be much leniency for a new law few will be aware of. In other words, if it's already the law that you must turn on your interior light when the officer tells you to, you probably won't have a lot of officers reminding you of the new law as that would merely be the status quo.

So is this a moneygrab? Common sense legislation? You tell us.

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