State and county laws call for a $5 surcharge placed on each civil traffic fine in Sarasota County.
Money from the additional fine will go toward driver’s education programs in public and nonpublic schools that require a minimum of 30 hours of a student’s time spent on behind-the-wheel training.
School board members voted unanimously Aug. 3 to accept Driver Enhancement Funds — which is estimated to be $235,000.
The funds can only be used for direct educational expenses.
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