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How Many Tickets Did Police Give Out Last Year?

Readers are curious about how many tickets police gave out in 2011.

Welcome to You Asked...Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions from readers regarding tickets issued by police. Patch readers want to know how many tickets were issued last year. Here's your answer.

According to , last year they gave out 4,432 tickets. gave out 322 tickets. Here are some specific violations:

Reading

Violation Number of Tickets Speeding and speeding in violation of a specific regulation 908 Red light/right on red/stop sign 753 Lane 198 Defective Equipment 786 Insurance 119 Operating with Suspended/ Revoked licenses/registrations 682 Operating under the influence 28 Inspection sticker 570 Failure to yield 46

North Reading

Violation Number of Tickets Speeding 110 Red light/stop sign 40 Lane 22 Defective Equipment 34 Insurance 6 Suspended/ Revoked licenses/registrations 17 Operating under the influence 12 Inspection sticker 20 License (90/10 & 90/11) 35 Failure to yield 13 Unregistered motor vehicle 13
DAP May 01, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I would say more like ratio of roads like main at and 129, which would be patrolled more heavily, to smaller streets, such as School st which is never patrolled. Also, could police in Reading be pulling people over just for an excuse to take a look at the driver and what is in plain sight on the interior? I have been pulled over in the town for "driving while young" a few times. Remember the FBI agent our boys in blue took down to the station? The average of 11.2 tickets a day seems to indicate more than simply a desire to get people to fix a tail light or get an inspection sticker.
liam o'connell May 01, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Jessica I am not a cop.
Jessica May 01, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Just wondering. Im pro-cop.
JIM May 01, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Hmm, Looks like NRPD is trying to catch up today,They must've read Patch
liam o'connell May 01, 2012 at 03:54 PM
DAP (whoever you are you better not speed in the Library District) I'm sorry you got stopped for no reason besides being young. That kind of stop does nothing for road safety and probably caused you to dislike police. I forgot about the FBI incident. Maybe that was what rose is concerned with? Race/gender/age should play no part in traffic stops.

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