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Ridgefield Police Are Tops In State For Traffic Stops

The Ridgefield police have the highest number of traffic stops per officer according to a study.
The Ridgefield police have the highest number of traffic stops per officer according to a study. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, stock

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Police Department came out on top in the number of drivers pulled over according to a study conducted October 2013 to September 2014, according to the Ridgefield Press .

The data, reported by the state Office of Policy and Management, show Ridgefield officers stopped about 184 drivers per officer, according to a survey by the news website Connecticut Mirror, said the newspaper.

Second in line? Newtown, which had 204 vehicle stops per officer, the study showed.

By contrast, Hartford stopped only 8,254 drivers, or 17 stops per officer, the Ridgefield Press said.

Friday is the most likely day to get pulled over in Ridgefielf, according to the data study. And the most common reasons to be stopped included speeding and talking on a cell phone.

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