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Ticket quotas end in Illinois after governor signs new law
Ticket quotas end in Illinois after governor signs new law

The policy of assigning quotas for the number of traffic tickets each officer must issue has officially ended in Illinois after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation over the weekend. Good news for some drivers, perhaps. But ending the policy could have an effect on how police in that state are evaluated and even on how much money some municipalities will earn from motorists. In many jurisdictions, ticket quotas were one of those traditions like doughnuts – always around, but not on top of the desk where visitors could see. Quotas do have an upside since traffic tickets generate income through fines for municipalities. They also serve as an easy performance measuring device for...

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