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Published: Thursday, 10/3/2002

2,850 tickets issued during city traffic project

Toledo police issued 2,850 traffic citations during this year's special target enforcement program, an increase from the number of tickets handed out last year.

The program began Jan. 1 and ended Monday. Officers worked 1,344 hours, which were covered by an $80,448 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Most of the violations were related to speeding, seat belt use, and motorists driving without a license, said Lt. Louis Borucki, head of the police department's traffic section.

During last year's program, officers issued 2,580 citations.

While the number of accidents between Jan. 1 and Aug. 30 increased 1 percent from the same period last year, the number of injury crashes decreased 10 percent. Property damage accidents increased about 5 percent.

There were 10,189 accidents from Jan. 1 to Aug. 30, compared to 10,085 reported for the same time last year. During that time period, there were 2,207 injury crashes this year compared to 2,454 last year.

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