JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state audit says a small Kansas City-area town has been deriving much of its revenue from speeding tickets.
Auditor Susan Montee estimated Wednesday that between half and two-thirds of the revenue for Randolph came from tickets issued for violations on state or federal highways.
Randolph is a community of about 50 people surrounded by Kansas City on three sides and the Missouri River on the fourth.
Montee says the town appears to have violated a state law intended to discourage speed traps.
The law says cities can generate no more than 35 percent of their income from tickets on state and federal highways. Any amount over that must be turned over to the state for distribution to local schools.
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