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Written on Misleading numbers? Naples issues more traffic tickets per resident than any other Florida city:

"I'm sure we write the majority of tickets not for residents, but those who visit the city and work in the city," Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler said.

The above is almost certain to be true. When you see data from cities that write an outrageous number of tickets per unit population, the scam is almost always to write mostly visitors and commuters who do not have the ability to vote in local elections. That way the predatory ticketing scams for profit can continue with no practical way for the revenue-targets to stop the scams.

Outrageously high ticket numbers almost always mean that the speed limits and other traffic engineering factors are deliberately mis-set to facilitate more speed traps and other scams to ticket for revenue. They virtually never reflect ticketing to try to reduce an overly-high accident rate or any other legitimate safety issue.

Naples has a LONG list of reported speed traps on speedtrap (dot) org that people can review to try to stay out of the traps.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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