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Kennewick Police Report More Tickets Written and Less Collisions

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police compare statistics from 2006 and 2007 and find they have written more tickets.

From January to September 2007 Kennewick Police Officers have written 12 percent more tickets compared to January to September in 2006.

There have also been 12 percent fewer collisions in the city.

Sergeant Scott Child said there were 5,681 tickets written for the six-month period in 2006 and 6,370 written in 2007 during that same time period.

In terms of reported vehicle accidents there were 618 in 2006 and 546 in 2007 in the city of Kennewick.

Child said that he thinks it has a lot to do with all the recent campaigns such as "Click It or Ticket", extra nighttime seat belt enforcement and added patrols to school zone areas.  

Child said, "We're doing a really great job at marketing and letting people know we're out there.  We publicly report our top 10 collisions intersections and will continue to do everything we can to slow people down and make them aware of safety."

He said law enforcement authorities study accident prone intersections and will add extra patrols to that area.

Authorities also keep records of speeding complaints and encourage the public to call if there is a speeding problem in the neighborhood.