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Wisconsin Police Officers Targeting Aggressive Drivers

Police across Wisconsin have ramped up efforts to stop aggressive driving by writing more speeding tickets. The strategy is appearing to work, as citations increased nearly 7 percent in 2015, to more than 172,000, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Before …

Rhode Island Man Who Streamed Drive, Crashed Had Suspended License

Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph before crashing into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier was driving with a suspended license. State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost …

Maryland School Bus Driver Killed in Crash Had Traffic Violation History

The Baltimore school bus driver who died along with five others in a collision with a commuter bus was found at fault in three traffic-related cases in the last eight years, according to civil and criminal court records and an …

California Senate OKs Bill to Avert License Suspensions for Minor Offenses

The California Senate on Tuesday passed legislation by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who fail to appear in court on minor traffic offenses or fail to pay fines for …

Vermont Program Gives Low-Income Motorists a Break on Their Old Tickets

Program helps low-income drivers get suspended licenses back Since 2009, Brenda Kennett has been watching the cost of a handful of minor traffic violations add up, reaching about $1,500 in fines and fees. On Dec. 11, she brought her balance …

DUIs, Traffic Violations From Court Under in California Corruption Probe

Hundreds of Orange County court cases are being scrutinized amid suspicions that someone was paid to fix DUI and other traffic violations by falsifying court records. The FBI and county prosecutors are investigating, and about 600 Superior Court cases, some …

Nearly 200 Distracted Drivers Ticketed in Nevada

Nearly 200 people in the Reno-Sparks, Nev. area were cited for distracted driving during a special enforcement effort earlier this month. The Nevada Highway Patrol and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office joined Reno and Sparks police in the distracted driving awareness …

Delaware Troopers Issue Over 1K Traffic Citations in I-95 Crackdown

Delaware troopers were busy this past weekend cracking down on traffic violations during a multistate enforcement safety initiative along Interstate 95. The Drive to Save Lives initiative was a one-day effort involving police in all 15 states along the I-95 …

Oklahoma Bill Would Allow Electronic Citations for Traffic Violations

An Oklahoma state senator has filed a bill to allow law enforcement officers to issue electronic citations for traffic, misdemeanor and municipal ordinance violations. A former police officer, Sen. Al McAffrey, said Senate Bill 1872 would protect law enforcement personnel …

Most-Used Excuses for Getting Out of Traffic Tickets: Survey

Plead ignorance. That’s the most-used excuse when drivers are pulled over for a traffic violation, according to Insurance.com’s new “Ticketmasters” survey. Among people who said they have used excuses when pulled over by a police officer, here’s how explanations break …