(Washington, DC) — A new report by Triple-A Mid-Atlantic says DC traffic control officers are responsible for a large number of tickets being given out each year. Since 2009, TCOs have handed out nearly 800-thousand tickets for offenses like blocking an intersection, using a hand-held cell phone while driving, and even jaywalking. Triple-A says most people are shocked when they learn the officers have the authority to write anything more than a parking ticket. By 2012, each TCO was writing over three-thousand tickets a year on average. DC says there is no quota for the number of tickets each officer writes.
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