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Speeding tickets quadruple in Florida county

An analysis by The Villages (Fla.) Daily Sun found that a driver’s likelihood of getting a speeding ticket in Sumter County increased nearly 400 percent since 2003. According to the article written by Matt Dixon, “In 2007, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office doled out 4,794 speeding tickets, or a 391 percent increase over the 975 they handed out to lead-footed drivers in 2003.” Officials said the increase in tickets was not an attempt to generate more funds.

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