It's that time of the year again and the Kansas City Missouri Police Department is ramping up traffic enforcement.
Speeding, stop sign violations, changing lanes without signaling, driving on a suspended license, careless driving ,making an improper turn...all are among the purview of local law enforcement.
In April of this year officers issued more than 5,500 tickets for speeding violations alone; overall traffic violations were up by more than half from the previous time last year. Kansas City has added new traffic enforcement officers, six on motorcycles and four in cars; the Department projects a twenty five percent increase overall.
The timing of the enhanced enforcement will seem questionable to some, coming amid budget cuts and just months after the City's red-light camera program was effectively abolished by court ruling. The Red Light Camera program had generated more than 30,000 traffic tickets annually.
The increase in traffic enforcement will spark again the debate of public safety versus 'revenue enhancement'.
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