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Audit Uncovers DC’s Arbitrary Traffic Ticket Practices

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Written by Staff Writer A recent report focusing on the District of Columbia’s three primary agencies that deal in traffic tickets revealed substantial flaws and gross oversight in the multi-million dollar issue. Though DC officials are good at getting money out of DC, Maryland, Virginia and other drivers -- $179 million to be exact – they aren’t very good with the details – such as matching plates to the right vehicles and drivers. The DC Inspector General issued the report on Monday based on the findings in a 115-page audit of three municipal agencies that gave out 2.5 million traffic and parking tickets in 2013. Motorists have complained for years about the arbitrary issuance of speeding and traffic tickets when cameras are involved or when parking meters fail to function properly. Among the more disturbing problems highlighted were: The Washington Post notes an unnamed, senior District official is quoted in…

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