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Less Stops By Cops

Posted by wlpo on January 8, 2012

Traffic stops across Illinois have dropped by 6 percent and the number of ticketed motorists fell by 11 percent. That’s according to a the Chicago Tribune.

The newspaper analyzed state data on traffic tickets from 2008 to 2010. Officials say there isn’t a single explanation for the change, but many police officials believe that a drop in manpower is the reason.

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