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New York Man Attacks Traffic Agents with Pipe, Police Say

The traffic agents were writing summonses about 9 a.m., when the suspect exited his black Chevy pickup and attacked the agents, police said.

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Florida Man Arrested for Challenging Police Officer to Drag Race

A Florida man was arrested late last week after allegedly challenging an officer with the Clearwater Police Department to a late-night drag race.

Google Maps App Gives Users Locations of Possible "Speed Traps"

The Google Maps mobile application for cell phones and other devices notifies users of traffic slow-downs, suggests alternate routes around construction on the roadways, and tells drivers that "there's a speed trap ahead."

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."

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.