Wednesday, February 15, 2006

"Do police departments have speeding ticket quotas? If so, is a driver more likely to receive a ticket at certain times?"

"Do police departments have speeding ticket quotas? If so, is a driver more likely to receive a ticket at certain times?"

AskYahoo.com says...

Most police departments would say, "Not us. No way do we have quotas." Our favorite quote comes from the Brockton Police Department in Massachusetts: "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

What is a quota? What is a goal? What is an objective? Getting a straight answer is difficult, but that's what keeps investigative news organizations busy. In June 2005, MSNBC reported that the New York City police department used a quota system. In that story...

Read the rest of the Police Quotas story.

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