Tennessee ticket quota reported

| 7/7/2009

Although the Tennessee Highway Patrol denies it, a Nashville TV station is reporting that state troopers appear to have a quota system for issuing tickets.

News Channel 5 cites a memo that was posted at patrol headquarters, which warned troopers that the number of tickets they write will influence their evaluations and that “low activity is a killer.”

The memo said troopers who write 600 citations per year are assigned a grade of 3, while those writing 800 tickets are awarded a 5 when it comes to evaluations.

It also warns troopers that if they don’t write more than the average number of tickets, they won’t be able to work for overtime pay in one county.

 – from Land Line Now