Thursday, April 10, 2008

Summons Meter

Once again, the American Journal's 'Westbrook Police Notes' reminds us that the quickest trip to trouble in Westbrook is by way of our cars.

Indeed, a grand total of 80 traffic-related crimes* were printed in this week's paper. Not as many as last week's 108, but a healthy sum nevertheless.

- John C.L. Morgan

* Traffic-related crimes include, but are not limited to: Carrying passengers beyond restriction, driving wrong way on a one-way street, expired inspection sticker, expired registration, expired temporary plates, expired temporary registration, failure to notify of address change, failure to obey lane sign, failure to provide proof of insurance, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, following too closely, illegal attachment of plates, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper passing, inspection violation, operating after suspension, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating under the influence, operating with a suspended registration, operating with an expired license, operating without lights after dark, permitting unlawful use of a motor vehicle, red light violation, seatbelt violation speeding, stop sign violation, and, of course, the uncouth operation of a Hummer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still want to see Hybrid vehicles for the police department. Imagine how much fuel the city would save, which would be good for the environment and the tax payers pockets.

Westbrook Diarist said...

I agree.

Anonymous said...

You know, I recommended Hybrid vehicles to a few councilors, along with solar panels for the city buildings. I don't think the Hybrid part caught on, but they were considering the solar panels for school roof tops.