4:55 am
Tue December 17, 2013

A2 Council Approves Overtime for Police to Step Up Traffic Enforcement

Motorists around Ann Arbor can expect to see more police cars focused on traffic enforcement in January. 

City Council Monday night voted ten to one to provide $125,000 to the police department to fund overtime for officers specifically focused on traffic enforcement. 

Police Chief John Seto says the goal is to make the roads safer, not increase revenues through issuing more tickets, addind that the overtime budget should equal about 70 extra hours a week for traffic enforcement.  This is on top of his earlier decision to add one additional officer to the traffic enforcement team.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on City Council asking the police department to increase traffic enforcement through use of $125,000 dollars of overtime in the next six months.