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200% increase in traffic tickets compared to the same period last year under Palm Springs Police Operation

200% increase in traffic tickets compared to the same period last year under Palm Springs Police Operation

The Palm Springs Police Department is reminding all drivers to drive safely, especially with the Fourth of July holiday just a few days away.

Since the department launched Operation Rear View Mirror on June 18, there has already been a clear change in the number of drivers stopped for unsafe driving behavior, such as speeding and running red lights.

“Right around the same time compared to last year, we’ve had about a 200% increase in citations. In a span of about five hours, we’ve written over 100 citations, and that’s pretty significant for a city our size and for an agency our size,” said PSPD Lt. William Hutchinson.

The enforcement operation, involving all stakeholders, is expected to last a year. The ministry expects to have a better understanding of the impact of the operation in about three to six months.

Tune in tonight at 6:00 PM on News Channel 3 for the full report.

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