The state of Virginia has taken the step to ban an unwritten practice, the requirement of traffic officers to meet a certain amount of traffic tickets within a month.
According to WTVR, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed the bill this week and it will go into effect just in time for the 4th of July holiday.
The new law prohibits law enforcement from requiring officers to make a specific number of arrests or issue a certain number of summons.
A lot of drivers across the U.S. believe that officers have to write a certain number of traffic violations each year to generate revenue for their local police department, but the practice is typically not written or acknowledged.
It’s uncertain how many Virginia police departments will be affected by the new law. Dr. Bob Holsworth, a political analyst, said, “You may not have ticket quotas, but you could have enforcement activities. Many localities will argue this isn’t an issue of revenue it’s an issue of public safety.”
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