Thursday, July 8, 2010

High Visibility Traffic Enforcement

Our Traffic Safety Officers continue to be proactive in reducing accidents through selective enforcement. Our accident analysis shows which “contributing factor” is prevalent at these specific intersections. The following information indicates where and when the officers will be involved in selective enforcement. The officers will concentrate on the specific violations mentioned but will also take action on any infractions.

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Focus: DUI Saturation Patrol - additional officers will be on the streets from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am watching for impaired drivers.
Background: Through May 31st of this year, 427 impaired drivers have been arrested. That's a 3% increase over the same period in 2009.

Monday, July 12, 2010 1130-1300 hrs, 75th and Metcalf
Focus: red light violations, following too close
Background: In 2009, 31 accidents occurred at or near this intersection; so far this year, 21 have occurred.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 0700-0800, 75th and I-35
Focus: aggressive driving, red light violations
Background: In 2009, 44 accidents occurred at or near this intersection; year-to-date 2010, 21 have occurred.