A friend of mine was talking to a wildlife trooper friend of his recently. The trooper friend made the comment that other troopers he knew were in the habit of floating tickets, but that he didn't really agree with the practice.
My friend asked him what he meant by "floating a ticket". The trooper responded that it's the practice of writing a ticket for a rather minor infraction that might be a gray area or not even really an infraction at all, and expecting the person who receives it will just pay it instead of fight it.
Does this practice seem to be happening more often? If so I wonder if the troopers are receiving instruction to do this, or if they're just Washington State Wildlife Police who have moved to Alaska recently?