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Holiday weekend saw increase in speeding

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By the end of Labor Day weekend, motorists were drinking less and speeding home more.

According to a news release, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office issued 17 DUI citations during the holiday weekend, 14 of them Saturday. By Monday, DUIs had dropped to zero and speeding citations spiked to 130. There were 174 speeding tickets issued all weekend, the sheriff's office said.

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/07/10 - 09:41 am
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Everyone rushing to get back

Everyone rushing to get back home I guess.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 09/07/10 - 10:03 am
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ICL, they had about 15 cars

ICL, they had about 15 cars out on Bobby Jones doing "insurance rate adjustments." They could get these results anytime they wanted to, because the traffic was the same density as always.

billoftt
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billoftt 09/07/10 - 11:33 am
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Yet they only "Step Up

Yet they only "Step Up Enforcement" on the holiday weekends. Maybe they just put all cops on mandatory overtime on holiday weekends to make it fair for everyone, and the by-product is more traffic citations.

RAINBOW
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RAINBOW 09/07/10 - 12:04 pm
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well really they need to step

well really they need to step up law enforcement on holidays,because people know there will be more people on the road drinking and driving than at any other time.

billoftt
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billoftt 09/07/10 - 12:09 pm
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I am not saying that they

I am not saying that they shouldn't. I believe the message that is trying to be conveyed is that speeding/drinking and driving is not limited to holiday weekends and maybe patrols should do something like this more often.

Fawkes
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Fawkes 09/08/10 - 08:05 am
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So is the county happier that

So is the county happier that they get more speeding ticket money or upset that they get less DUI money?

smec29
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smec29 09/08/10 - 08:26 am
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I agree Taylor B. In reality

I agree Taylor B.
In reality with all the set ups they had, there should've been more speeding tickets. They werent out looking for DUI's with their radars.

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