A study of economics reveals that empty pockets in local government may mean more tickets on the road
If you thought there was no science behind getting a speeding ticket, you’re right, kind of… It’s probably more of a case of economics. In North Carolina, at least, – where researchers examined 96 counties for a report in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Law and Economics – when local government revenue goes down, ticketing goes up.
Yes we’ve all said it before: public safety isn’t the only motivation for tickets. (Can’t you just give me a warning, Officer?) But now there is scientific proof of that long held suspicion.