Keep an eye on your rear-view mirror. A recent study confirms what I felt in my gut -- that police are issuing more traffic citations during these tough economic times. Researchers have found statistical evidence that local governments use traffic citations to make up for revenue shortfalls.
A new study finds statistical evidence that local governments use traffic citations to make up for revenue shortfalls. The finding adds credence to something many drivers have long suspected: Safety isn't the only motive in traffic enforcement efforts. Since many municipalities retain the money generated by traffic fines, perhaps traffic enforcement also acts as a bit of a fundraiser. Details from ScienceDaily.
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