A few days ago, the Honolulu Times ran a story about traffic numbers for Honolulu and Hawaii.The story was based on a report from the Hawaii Highway Patrol and the Honolulu Police Department.The numbers in Honolulu are far less than those for Honolulu, but they're still far worse than the numbers for most of the rest of the state.Here's what they looked like: Honolulu traffic: 0.5% Honolulu traffi...
New York’s traffic ticket data is out and it is not the most recent, but it is one that may help explain the decline in tickets issued in the city.
A new study from the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles found that more than 6,600 traffic tickets were issued in New York in the first half of 2016, a decrease of 7 percent from the same period a year earlier.
While traffic tickets are still a significant part of the citys budget, the number of tickets issued was actually down by a whopping 27 percent, or nearly 8,000.
A spokeswoman for the department said the data was taken from the City of New York Transportation Department and was updated by the NY DOT in June.
This figure comes from a Department of Transportation (NYDOT) press release, which states that the data comes from tickets that were issued to people over the age of 16, and was adjusted to reflect the number that were paid out.
The data also shows that traffic ticket prices have been declining since 2011, when the department began collecting the data.
A spokesperson for the New York State Department of Education, which is in charge of enforcing the New Jersey Turnpike Law, said the NY State Department was unaware of the traffic ticket decline.
“We do not have data on the number or trends of tickets that have been issued in recent years,” spokeswoman Erin Hagerty told ABC News.
The decline comes as more people are using public transit and walk or bike more often.
The city has about 1.3 million riders per day and more than 9 million cars.
In 2015, there were more than 2,100 traffic ticketings, but fewer than 800 were issued for minor infractions.
“The data suggests that people are riding bikes more often, that people use public transportation more frequently, and that they are getting tickets more often,” Dr. Richard Wrangham, a professor at Rutgers University School of Public Health, told ABC.
“This has been a trend that we’ve seen since 2011.”
He said the city was able to collect more traffic tickets because of its new transit network, which allows people to get to and from the bus stop at different times.
“You can’t really control how the system is working,” Dr Wrantham said.
The numbers also show that tickets are not being issued to drivers of cars.
New York has issued more than 3 million traffic tickets since 2011 and in 2016, the city issued 2.7 million tickets for the most serious infractions, which includes speeding, failure to stop at a red light, driving with a suspended license or a suspended or revoked license, failure or refusal to yield the right of way to pedestrians or cyclists, driving on the left of the roadway, failing to signal or yield the left lane to a pedestrian, driving without headlights or taillights, and failure to wear a seatbelt.
In 2017, the NY state legislature enacted legislation that allows motorists to get their tickets suspended up to three years, but that does not apply to people convicted of the most minor infraction.