The number of traffic cases passing through the Kendall County Courthouse has fallen drastically over the last decade, a sign that local law enforcement agencies are enforcing the rules of the road far different than they used to.
It isn’t just a drop caused by the COVID-19 pandemic either. For years the number of traffic citations written on local roadways has steadily declined, 72% in fact since 2010. To illustrate, the county courthouse had 17,000 traffic cases in 2010. In 2019, a whole year before the pandemic emptied roads and police eased up on traffic stops, there were 6,000 traffic cases.