Thursday, February 17, 2011

Accident Reduction Initiative

On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, officers from the Traffic Safety Unit, TAC and Community Policing Sections teamed up to work the department's monthly Accident Reduction Initiative.

Two dozen officers participated in the initiative. Officers were assigned to work High Accident Locations and Traffic Complaint Areas. Officers concentrated their enforcement efforts along 95th St., 119th St. and 135th St. In all, officers worked twenty Traffic Complaint Areas and seven High Accident Locations.

The primary goals of the monthly enforcement initiatives are to reduce accidents and to get drivers and passengers to buckle up. Another benefit of the Accident Reduction Initiative is the prevention crime by saturating areas with police officers.

Officers issued citations for the following violations:

81 - Red Light
68 - Speeding
38 - Illegal Turns
113 - Seat Belts (18+)
07 - Seat Belts (Under 18)
95 - Insurance
08 - Lane Change
08 - Suspended License
28 - Driver's License Violations
24 - Tag Violations
17 - other

334 - Total Vehicles Stopped
487 - Total Citations

Officers also made 11 arrests.

The next Accident Reduction Initiative is scheduled for March 15, 2011.