If you think LA streets are like the wild west, you’re right. Traffic citations down by more than half.

If you think traffic laws are not being enforced like in the past, you’re right. An exclusive report by KABC Radio finds that the annual number of Los Angeles Police Department vehicle citations dropped by more than half – and that’s accounting for the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a public records request, KABC Radio reports that only 99,003 vehicle citations were written in 2022 after the pandemic had basically ended. However, 236,316 vehicle citations were issued in 2019 – before the pandemic took hold. It follows similar numbers in cities like San Francisco where vehicle citations are dropping dramatically.

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