Texas: Corpus Christi police issue 9K more traffic tickets than last year, 10 fewer fatal wrecks

Ten fewer people died on Corpus Christi roads than in the last fiscal year, according to the police department’s annual performance report.

The drop in traffic fatalities coincides with a department-wide initiative to make more traffic stops in accordance with a Traffic Enforcement Safety Plan and the addition of two stealth patrol cars.

The department issued 53,979 traffic citations in fiscal year 2017-18 — 9,200 more than it did in 2016-17, according to the report that Chief Mike Markle presented Tuesday to the Corpus Christi City Council.