Written by Gregory Monte.
As I have indicated in previous blog posts, the Pennsylvania State Police step-up enforcement on the roads during each holiday season and then report the results of their efforts on the “Pennsylvania Pressroom” page.
Before I discuss those results, let me remind readers that this is the sixth installment in a series discussing the interesting fact that some Pennsylvania State Police officers (Troops A, F & G) issue way more speeding tickets than others (Troops D, P & R). You can read the other posts to get some more background information on this situation:
- Get Ready for a Speeding Ticket! Holiday Weekend Traffic Enforcement in Pennsylvania.
- The “Cowboy” State Troopers Were at it Again …
- The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – Revisited …
- The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – True to Form Yet Again …
- The “Cowboy” PA State Trooper Speeding Ticket Anomaly
Well, the speeding ticket totals for 2019 are finally in, and the “Cowboys” from Troops A, F & G have “won” again. Here are the results from New Year’s through Christmas, 2019:
A, F & G – 22,567
D, P & R – 6,370
What accounts for this discrepancy?
In previous posts, I eliminated the following six factors which might possibly explain this speeding ticket anomaly:
- Population of the counties
- Number of interstate roads in the counties
- Number of square miles in the counties
- Number of local police departments in the counties
- Counties with the most traffic crashes/fatalities
- Counties with the most road mileage
Is there another factor I am missing? Possibly – and I would encourage any reader to suggest something else that might account for this large gap in ticket issuance so that I could look into it.
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