Sunday, April 4, 2010

Recession May Result In More Traffic Tickets

An article published by USA Today discusses how drivers are more likely to receive traffic citations now that state and local governments are scrambling to make up lost revenues.  A study published by the Journal of Law and Economics last year shows that police issue more traffic tickets the year following a decrease in tax revenues.  More and more drivers are reporting that they are being given tickets for speeding slightly over the speed limit.  In addition to an increase in the number of tickets issued, there is anecdotal evidence that the speeding "cushion" may also be disappearing.  Police are issuing tickets even when someone is caught driving just barely above the speed limit.  

What happens to our police when they are enforcing traffic laws so they can help raise revenue for the town or the state?  Doesn't seem right.

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