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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A new computer system being used by Fairfax County police is being blamed for a drop of nearly 30 percent in the number of tickets officers have been writing.

The new system launched in January. Through mid-May, Fairfax officers wrote 17,600 fewer traffic tickets, a drop of nearly 28 percent compared with the same period last year.

Police say the new system is cumbersome and time-consuming. The drop meant more than $1 million in lost revenue for Fairfax. Police officials say they expected a drop in tickets as officers were trained on the new system.

Other factors possibly affecting this year's drop in tickets may include the February snowstorms, which kept drivers off the roads.

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