Is there a system that rewards traffic police for ticketing based on accidents caused by drivers they ticket?
And, if not, are there reasons why not? On the surface it seems obvious we should have a system that tickets people who have near accidents rather than those whose violations are simply easier to prove or catch. Easy example: I figure someone going 10 mph over the speed limit on a highway but keeping a huge space cushion and paying attention in general is likely much safer than someone doing the speed limit but consistently keeping a small space cushion and having sluggish reaction (IE on a cell phone)? Same sort of thing, I figure, goes with rolling stops at stop signs with no cars vs. quick complete stop-and-gos at stop signs with many cars without looking. Wouldn't it make sense that the slower driver would be the more likely one to have an accident and the one the police should be watching out for? I figure they could even have cameras on police cars to show the evidence if they are afraid of the problem of "not being able to prove it via radar"...
Asked By: M S - 7/11/2010
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I got a choice between a toaster and a CD player for every ten tickets I wrote when I was in patrol... More
Answered By: impaler19120 - 7/11/2010
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Yes, there are MANY other jurisdictions that do that... More
Answered By: Ou812 the Hate Returns pt 11 - 7/11/2010
Police stop people who they see violating a law - that's it. They don't decide based on safety, the law itself is decided based on safety, and the officer's job is to enforce the law. However, officers do use their discretion, and can sometimes overlook some violations based on common sense... More
Answered By: socratesone - 7/11/2010
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