Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Saving Lives, Stats and The Immeasurables

As we enter the month of December, we close out one heavy holiday travel period, and get ready for another one at the end of the month. If you ventured out on the roadways this Thanksgiving, whether locally or driving out of town, we hope you made it to and from your destinations safely.

From an Overland Park standpoint, this was a relatively safe time period traveling on the city's roadways, as there were no major accidents over the holiday. Why? Many reasons, and of course some that we can't quantify with an actual number. 

One thing we feel strongly about is our special traffic enforcement campaigns that we conduct on a regular basis, including our annual Thanksgiving Mobilization S.T.E.P. Grant (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) campaign.

The S.T.E.P. campaign was conducted with the principle focus on DUI/Restraint violations.  Officers also looked for child passenger seat violations, speeding, texting while driving, and other alcohol related arrests in an effort to reduce alcohol related auto accidents.

Here are the statistical results:

178.75 -  Hours worked
300   - Vehicles stopped
51     -  Speeding violations
188   - Seat belts (18+)
2       - Safety Belts (14-17) 
2       - Safety Belts (8-13)
2       - Booster Seats (4-7)
1       - Child Seats (0-3)
77     - Hazardous Moving
5       - Texting While Driving
46     - Other Violations
4       -  DUI Arrests
0       -  Drug Arrests
5       -  Warrant Arrest
1       -  Other Arrests