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Many local police departments writing fewer tickets

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(KMOV.com) – Many drivers in the St. Louis area have noticed there have been fewer speed traps recently.

News 4 attempted to contact the eight police departments in the St. Louis area that the NAACP said write the most tickets. Four departments responded, saying there was a drop in the number of tickets they wrote in recent years.

From 2013-2015 the following cities saw a decline in tickets written:

  • Brentwood: 41 percent
  • Richmond Heights: 50 percent
  • Creve Coeur: 10 percent
  • Town and Country: 30 percent

Town and Country police do not believe the drop is attributed to a new Missouri state law that limits ticket quotas. They say they are focusing more on crime.

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