From the April 1977 magazine.

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Use of bank credit cards for payment of traffic violation fines and bait has been tried, according to the National Bank Americard Corporation of San Francisco, but is not widespread.

In Cannon Beach, Oreg., population 800, where the bank credit card program was used in 1973, the experience was not so great. According to John West, chief of police at the time, there were only two...

-- Reginald Stuart