I’d like to offer some additional perspective on the points raised in your recent editorial “State right to end speed trap.”
While it is a common perception that police operate “speed traps” to generate fees, tickets are actually not a feasible source of revenue for municipalities and their police departments. Fees from tickets are not directly submitted to the issuing department. Neither the officers nor the command staff has access to the revenue to fund their budgets, and they therefore have little financial motivation to issue tickets as a means of generating revenue. Additionally, in Jupiter’s case, we issue more warnings than tickets.
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