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Question of the Day: Police Ticketing

What's with the high number of speeding tickets in some villages while others issue few?

The Incorporated Village of Ashroken issued 169 speeding tickets in 2009, according to safe.ny.gov statistics. The report states, Lloyd Harbor police handed out 62 speeding tickets and Huntington Bay police issued seven tickets for driving above the speed limit during the same period. 

Question: Do the statistics show that drivers are safer in some Huntington villages, or is it that police are simply more vigilant in some areas of the town?

paul August 23, 2011 at 10:32 AM
I think the police need to spend fewer resources on ticketing and more on violant crime. We are experiencing too many attacks lately with no results.
Rob August 23, 2011 at 03:16 PM
It has LLLOOOONNNNNGGGGGGG been common knowledge that Asharoken police will ticket you for anything not the speed limit. 31 MPH, Ticket. 29MPH, pulled over and possibly a ticket
Mike August 23, 2011 at 11:06 PM
I agree, The Asharoken, Lloyd Harbor, and Huntington Bay Police should leave the people that pay for them and deal with crimes occurring outside their jurisdictions that the COUNTY is responsible for. That makes SO much sense. (roll eyes).
rosy gallica August 25, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Tickets generate revenue for the village!!! Rosy Gallica
John August 25, 2011 at 05:31 PM
"uote" It has LLLOOOONNNNNGGGGGGG been common knowledge that Asharoken police will ticket you for anything not the speed limit. 31 MPH, Ticket. 29MPH, pulled over and possibly a ticket Which proves that people will obey the law when they know they will get caught.Its time to slow down there are too many on the road in todays world.JMO

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