VPR: Watch Your Speed

Number 28424
Subject Driving
Year 2018
Publication Date April 2018
Summary Law enforcement in Vermont issued more than 24,000 tickets worth upwards of $4 million in fines to drivers in 2017. A quarter were issued in three small towns. This investigation revealed how one county sheriff has profited from his traffic contracts with two of the towns. It also showed how issuing traffic tickets allowed another town to maintain an unusually low tax rate.
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Keywords Vermont Public Radio, driving, speeding, tickets, law enforcement, police, traffic, contracts, taxes
Related Links https://www.vpr.org/post/watch-your-speed-these-three-towns-issue-quarter-vermonts-traffic-fines#stream/1
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