Thursday, January 3, 2013
Selective Enforcement: I-435 and Antioch (Pt. 2)
On December 5th, members of our Traffic Safety Unit spent a considerable amount of time enforcing the 55mph construction zone west of Antioch on I-435 Highway. During the short amount of time the three officers worked the location, they wrote 18 citations.
This particular location currently ranks as the #9 location for accidents in the city limits of Overland Park, with a current year-to-date total of 57 through December 1st.
Since schools had not yet resumed classes from the holiday break, yesterday was a perfect opportunity to utilize our School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to help assist our traffic officers with a little enforcement of that area.
The overall mission of our enforcement efforts is to try to change driver behavior. Countless studies have proven that speeding is a major threat to the public’s safety and thus warrants our constant attention.