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      04-26-2012, 01:48 AM   #581
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Originally Posted by SFN55 View Post
I have been hearing that Highway Patrols are under pressure to issue a lot more tickets than last year with at least 30% increase in fines over 2009, so beware of radar guns, highway and traffic cameras installed everywhere and the tougher enforcement of parking rules.
This is not entirely true. I say entirely because part of CHP's job is to issue citations, with the primary goal being a reduction in the Mileage Death Rate and the statistics have proven that more citations = lower MDR. Plus, the fines for citations issued by CHP go to the city/county in which they were written, therefore there's no monetary incentive to issue more citations (not the case for PD or SO). Regardless, everyone should drive carefully for their own safety and the safety of others.