"In comparison," The Vindy's David Skolnick writes, "the city issued 960 speeding tickets all of last year and 1,050 in all of 2013."
The new radar guns allow officers to catch speeders and later mail them the ticket, rather than initiate a traffic stop. As these traffic guns are held by hand, the process circumvents state law that prohibits "unmanned" traffic cameras.
Here's one more tidbit from the paper:
When asked if the citations are a “money grab” by the city, [Mayor John A.] McNally said, “I don’t have a thought on that. There’s a fine, but we look at it as a safety issue."