Friday, July 27, 2012

Traffic Initiatives Continue to Show Positive Results

In follow up to a previous blog I posted on June 11th 2012, the Overland Park Police Department continues to see a decrease in vehicle accident reports. Previously the total accidents and non-injury accidents decreased where injury accidents had increased. I am pleased to announce that from January 1st, 2012 through June 30th, 2012 the total accidents reported, ( non-injury accidents / injury accidents) have decreased as compared to this time last year.

In an effort to continue reducing alcohol related auto accidents, the Overland Park Police Department is conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, August 3rd 2012.

The DUI Saturation Patrol will begin at 10:00 PM, and the enforcement will not end until 2:00 AM. Officers will be deployed throughout the city watching for impaired drivers. Drivers who appear to be impaired will be stopped and asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests.