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St. Louis Police Cracking Down on ATV Drivers

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said in a statement: “We are going to enforce the mentioned state statute, which prohibits the operation of ATVs in places open to the public for the purposes of vehicular traffic within the State. This includes our City streets."

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Florida Speed Trap Foiled by Handmade Sign Alerting Drivers

Deputies with the Collier County (FL) Sheriff's Office were conducting a speed enforcement operation in Naples when they were faced with an interesting problem—there were almost no speeders.

Federal Prosecutors Accuse MA State Police Unit of Ticket Quota

Members of the now-disbanded Troop E were expected to issue at least eight citations during their shifts under a specialized overtime program, which dozens of troopers allegedly abused to collect fraudulent overtime, according to prosecutors.

Mississippi Agency to Give Vouchers, Not Citations for Minor Traffic Violations

The Oxford (MS) Police Department has launched what it calls the "We Care Program" in which officers who stop a vehicle for a broken tail- or head-light will have the option of issuing a voucher of up to $25 to cover the repair—instead of writing a citation for the violation.

Texas Department Uses Cardboard Cutouts of Officers to Reduce Speeding

The Williamson County (TX) Sheriff's Office has deployed life-sized cardboard cutouts of officers holding radar guns in an effort to reduce speeding on surface streets.

Departments Vow Traffic Enforcement Crackdown During Holiday Weekend

Police across the country are stepping up traffic enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, focusing especially closely on distracted and impaired drivers.

Police Humor: 12 Jokes about Law Enforcement and Police Work

Unbeknownst to many in the public—but well-known to pretty much all of the men and women who stand behind the thin blue line that protects them—police officers have a tremendous sense of humor. It's time to take a little break from heavy subjects and have a little fun.

Driverless Car Company Issues Report on Interaction with Police

Waymo—the manufacturer of "driverless cars" now in testing in select cities across the country—recently issued a report titled "Waymo Safety Report—On the Road to Fully Self-Driving," in which the company provides information on a variety of aspects of its public safety policies.

New Jersey Officer Struck, Injured While Working Traffic Assignment

Sgt. Christopher Gehring was struck shortly before noon by a 2016 Chevy Silverado driven by a 55-year-old man identified as James Bruno, the department said in a statement.

Kansas Police Arrest Man for Shooting at 2 Kansas City Police Vehicles

Officers with the Kansas City (KS) Police Department were able to identify and arrest a man who is suspected of shooting at two parked KCKPD squad cars at the department's Traffic Support Unit.