I just read a rather interesting article on the subject of Massachusetts traffic citations. It was written by Joe McKinney, a former police officer and police academy instructor. In “More than Just a Ticket,” McKinney discusses an interesting statistical study done on Massachusetts traffic tickets. The study showed that local Massachusetts police officers were 24 percent more likely to cite non-residents as opposed to residents in their community. The study also showed that out of state residents were more likely to get cited than Massachusetts residents. Finally, according to the study, the more cash-strapped a community, the more likely its police officers were to issue traffic citations, which generate revenue for the municipality. However, it was noted that traffic citations result safer roadways by reducing the number of accidents and injuries.