Receiving A Ticket

How to Handle the Situation

Though not a pleasant experience, the issuance of tickets is a necessary step in enforcement efforts to reduce traffic accidents, deaths and injuries. Most drivers recognize they are driving illegally when stopped. However, no one enjoys receiving a ticket, and when it happens the recipient may be inclined to harbor resentment toward the officer who issued the ticket. It is important to remember that the officer is just doing his job, and may be saving a life.

When you disobey traffic laws you endanger yourself as well as other motorists, passengers and pedestrians. It is the duty of our peace officers to observe traffic infractions and issue tickets to those driving illegally, no matter how unpopular this action may be. We hope this ticket encourages you to drive responsibly.