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Warning or a Ticket? Where the Speeding Violation Occurs and the Road Conditions Are Big Factors

Warning or a Ticket? Where the Speeding Violation Occurs and the Road Conditions Are Big Factors this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The Post-Tribune (Chicago Sun-Times.com) analyzed a year’s worth of traffic tickets and warnings from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and talked to several patrol officers and found out some answers:

Chances of getting a ticket over a warning are greater for School Zones and Constructions Zones. Chances are, an officer will be stricter in a school zone (especially if he has school-age child or has grandkids), in a construction zone, or if he feels the motorist was endangering the lives of other people. “Did it occur around a playground, did it occur around a school? Was it in a residential neighborhood on a nice summer night or spring day where there’s children all over the street? The conditions. It’s the officer’s call or discretion,” Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said.

Chances of getting a ticket over a warning are greater for known problem areas. On a more general level, issuing tickets is often a way to make drivers slow down in a dangerous area with many accidents or where residents have complained about speeders. “If I know we’re having problems in a certain area, if we had a couple of fatalities and have constant callers about speeders, I put the grant sheet up, we might want to run some grants in this area,” said Lake County patrol Officer Richard Graham.

Issuing a ticket versus a warning is completely up to a police officer’s discretion, but this provides some insight as to how officers decide. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Jul 23rd, 2013