This article is pure hilarity:
If you have an unpaid traffic ticket that's been gathering dust for three years or more, the state has a deal for you: Pay up during the first six months of 2012, and get 50 percent off.
The one-time discount, authorized by a new state law, is designed to help both delinquent drivers and financially strapped state and local governments.
Yeah, I don't think that this discount will "help" victims of ticketing, since they clearly aren't being persecuted or suffering much when not paying the fines.
This seems like a classic case of the government biting off more than it can chew. It overcriminalizes but then cannot enforce, and now it is literally on its knees, begging for its victims to let it suck their blood, offering what it laughably considers to be an incentive: 50% off.
Epic California fail. I hope nobody takes advantage of this bullshit offer. I hope the police's ability to enforce these fines further erodes, and I hope that the state declares bankruptcy soon. Choke on your own fat, California!