Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, patrol car lights are glistening.
A horrible sight; I’m upset tonight because the Fresno police caught
me speeding through a winter wonderland.
In the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is Judge Joe
Unconfirmed reports indicate that this soon-to-be holiday classic, which
I am in the process of copyrighting, was on the lips of CHP officers during
Christmas 2015, as they issued
14 speeding tickets in just a few hours on Highway 108 near Sonora.
In nearby San Andreas, officers issued eight speeding tickets to drivers
who were either headed to or from the mountains.
These jolly officers, and even the ones who may have been not so jolly,
were part of a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) campaign. MEPs are similar to
saturation enforcement programs; in both these instances, officers are pulled off their normal
schedules, redeployed in a concentrated fashion in a certain geographic
area, and instructed to write as many citations as possible for a specific
violation, whether it be speeding or DUI or whatever.
Sustained Traffic Enforcement Programs (STEP campaigns) are basically more formalized MEPs. The department receives a government
grant to pay for officer overtime and other expenses, but the goal is the same.
Because of budget cutbacks, STEP campaigns are usually limited to New Year’s
Day, Memorial Day, and other “high-risk” holidays, but MEPs
and saturation enforcement initiatives are still quite common. These campaigns
might affect the case: since officers are under such intense pressure
to write tickets, warnings and borderline cases become citations that
are difficult to prove.
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