In Strategy Shift, Charlotte Cops Preach More, Ticket Less

In a major shift in traffic-safety strategy, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are pulling over fewer speeders and drunken drivers. Officers are spending more time preaching safe driving and helping design safer roads. That leaves less time to write tickets. Last year, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police wrote nearly 7,000 fewer speeding tickets than in 2002, a 19 percent drop. Drunken-driving
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