Police Traffic Ticket Quotas Now Illegal

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 06/16 2014 11:24AM

Updated 06/16 2014 11:25AM

WTVO/WQRF - The state passes a law forbidding police departments from having a quota for issuing traffic tickets.

Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed the bill into law Sunday.  It also disallows quotas from being used to evaluate an officer's performance.

"Law enforcement officers should have discretion on when and where to issue traffic citations and not be forced to ticket motorists to satisfy a quota system" says Quinn.  "This new law will improve safety and working conditions for police officers and prevent motorists from facing unnecessary anxiety when they encounter a police vehicle."

The new law applies to local, county, and state police officers.  The law goes into effect immediately.

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