Driving Tickets: Influencing Factors

Assume that you are working in traffic patrol and you have just pulled over a driver for driving at a speed of 65 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone. As per your department’s policy, you have the discretion to ticket the driver or give him or her a warning. Discuss, with a rationale, whether any of the following factors would affect your decision to ticket or warn the driver:

-Demeanor of the driver (polite versus disrespectful)
-Age of the driver (a young teenager versus an older driver)
-Gender of the driver (a woman with dependent children versus a single man)
-Economic status of the driver (poor versus wealthy)

 

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