Maryland may boost the fines for reckless drivers to help raise much needed cash.
Under a proposal, drivers who pick up more than five points within a two-year period would be charged an additional $100 per point on top of the fine itself.
Drivers would have to pay that surcharge every year for three years.
A $500 surcharge would be imposed for alcohol- or drug-related driving offenses.
The fines are part of the a budget proposal from Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The General Assembly would have to approve it before it takes effect.
A similar bad driving fee in Virginia was quickly repealed.