BART director proposes $100-$500 fines for seat hogs in San Francisco Bay area

March 9, 2016

By Mike Aldax, editor of the Richmond Standard

A BART director is proposing an ordinance that would make it illegal for a passenger to take up more than one seat in situations that prevent others from sitting, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Website Insert Real Numbers copy

Passengers who break the proposed rule would face a first-offense fine of $100, second-offense fine of $200 and repeat-offender fine of $500, the Chronicle reported. People whose size and medical conditions require more than a single seat would be exempted.

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