How bad are Utah drivers? About one in five ticketed yearly
Tribune analysis » Records show about 1 in 5 drivers — 427,091 in all — were cited in 2013, with nearly a fourth of the tickets issued by the Highway Patrol.
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Sixth District Judge Wallace Lee said he couldn’t find any evidence that anyone in the town’s leadership knew the practice was illegal and dismissed the charges against the pair.
Another tourist-attraction gateway, tiny Big Water near Lake Powell, wrote an average 1.11 tickets for each of its 475 residents.
Besides Mantua, Sprindale and Big Water, no other Utah city or town wrote an average of more than one ticket per resident during the year. In fact, no others wrote more than an average of a half a ticket per resident.
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