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    I don't know what's up around here lately but a few months ago it was rare to here a police traffic stop that didn't result in a written ticket. Lately I haven't heard a single call that a motorist was cited for anything. That includes the running a red light is always good for a large fine. Seems that when the cops call in it is verbal warnings for most everything. This is the local scanning area that encompasses many towns. I asked a Trooper friend and he said that the state is pressuring them to write more tickets and they resent it. Brings back the old quota jokes. Any one else notice this happening in your area?
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    I live in New Jersey and work in New York. Our car pool makes it a game to count the cops on the road between home and work. The average, when we started the game 4 months agao, was 3-5, but in the past month, that number has jumped to 8. Just this Sunday we counted 12, and 9 had people pulled over. Heck, one of the other car pools from my town (we have three carpool loads) got pulled over- for driving too slow (54 in a 65). I didn't even know you could get cited for that.
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      It's called - Impeading the traffic flow. I've cited for, when in LE, for this.
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        Originally posted by Curtis Baillie View Post
        It's called - Impeading the traffic flow. I've cited for, when in LE, for this.
        The guy also stopped to read his insurance card, to make sure it wasn't expired, before he gave ot to the cop. I would have cited him too.
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          Originally posted by Curtis Baillie View Post
          It's called - Impeading the traffic flow. I've cited for, when in LE, for this.
          Me too, although never for 54 in a 65 (more like 35 in a 65). Must have been some unusual circumstance involved, perhaps with some other vehicle/safety infractions tossed in.
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            Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
            The guy also stopped to read his insurance card, to make sure it wasn't expired, before he gave ot to the cop. I would have cited him too.
            This happens all the time when I stop people. I don't usually give it a second thought, especially when you have the people who have 9-10 insurance cards that date back over the last 5 years, stockpiled in the glovebox. It's better than not having one.

            As far as ticket writing goes, Im not a very big fan of it, you REALLY have to earn one for me to write one out, but then again, not everyone thinks like I do.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chucky View Post
              I don't know what's up around here lately but a few months ago it was rare to here a police traffic stop that didn't result in a written ticket. Lately I haven't heard a single call that a motorist was cited for anything. That includes the running a red light is always good for a large fine. Seems that when the cops call in it is verbal warnings for most everything. This is the local scanning area that encompasses many towns. I asked a Trooper friend and he said that the state is pressuring them to write more tickets and they resent it. Brings back the old quota jokes. Any one else notice this happening in your area?
              It is illegal for police to strike in Quebec so during contract negociations they do all sorts of pressure tactics. Not giving out tickets is one of them. Are the police in your area in negociations?
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