Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Driver Awareness Campaign Thursday

In an ongoing effort to keep the roadways safe for the citizens of Overland Park and the thousands of motorists who travel our roadways on a daily basis, officers from the Traffic Safety Unit and TAC unit will team up to work the department's monthly Accident Reduction Initiative.

On Thursday, December 13th, special attention will be given to the following locations:

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

W. 87th Street & US69 Hwy/Lenexa Drive

W. 75th Street and I-35 Hwy.

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

College Blvd. & US69 Hwy

I-435 Hwy. & Antioch Road

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

I-435 Hwy. & Metcalf Ave.

I-435 Hwy. & Nall Ave.

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

I-435 Hwy. & Roe Ave.

W. 135th Street & US69 Hwy.

The primary goals of the monthly enforcement initiatives are to reduce accidents and to get drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Looking at the crash statistics through November 30th of this year, compared to the same time period last year, accidents have been reduced overall by almost 5%. It is our belief that the monthly traffic enforcement initiatives have played a vital role in that reduction. This is obviously something we hope continues to trend downward.