The Englishtown Police Department issued 1,581 traffic tickets from July 2010 to Dec. 2010 as compared to 820 tickets during the latter half of 2009, according to a report in Sunday's Asbury Park Press.
The Asbury Park Press investigation looked at traffic citation statistics from municipalities across the state and found an increase in ticket writing in many locations. The 20 towns writing the most tickets during the time period the Asbury Park Press looked at lost $2.9 billion in state aid in 2010, according to a column by New Jersey Press Media's Bob Ingle. The full report will be available online Tuesday.
While Englishtown saw a 92.8 percent increase, the Manalapan Township Police Department wrote 6 percent fewer tickets, the report said. In the second half of 2010, Manalapan Township wrote 3,061 tickets; the department wrote 3,255 tickets from July 2009 to Dec. 2009.