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Police issue tickets more frequently by the beach

Rick Neale of Florida Today analyzed 2004 traffic ticket data from Brevard County, finding that "beachside police ticket at far higher relative frequencies than their mainland counterparts." The county's smaller towns write far more tickets per capita than larger cities. "Melbourne Village issues almost eight times more tickets per capita than Brevard's biggest city, Palm Bay." Police mostly blame tourist traffic on State Road A1A and commuters seeking alternate routes.

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