We’ve heard from numerous officers that orders have come down from the top to no longer write citations for vehicle safety issues. You know, smoked license plate covers, non-operating brake lights — the basic equipment car owners are expected to maintain to keep their vehicles safe for them and the drivers they share the road with.
In addition, driving on a suspended license in Richmond County just became much less of a hassle. First, the word was that if you pulled someone over for driving on a suspended license, you wouldn’t arrest them unless they had a failure to appear on their record — unless they were convicted on one of the few state charges that mandate the arrest. Then it came down not to arrest them unless they had multiple failures to appear.
To officers on the street, this re-evaluation appears to be a forced pandering to a particular base that is none too happy with the tickets being issued. Sadly, the directive takes the well-meaning operation and makes it the PR stunt people suspected it to be at the beginning. You Might Also Like:
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