GERMANTOWN, TN- (WMC-TV) – The City of Germantown has a reputation for cutting down on speeders – with tickets.
But with a decline in the number of speeding tickets handed out, could the city be losing its touch?
Germantown residents may be seeing an increase in police presence but traffic citations are down.
The Germantown Police Department confirmed that since 2009 the percentage of traffic tickets they hand out has dropped by about 50 percent.
Nearly 19,000 tickets were issued in 2009. That dropped to around 14,600 in 2010 and 13,500 in 2011. This year, they have issued just over 9,600.
Action News 5's Jerica Phillips asked residents if they thought Germantown's traffic enforcers were losing steam.
"It has pretty much gotten me to where I don't speed anymore," said driver Jeff Hearn.